Breathing underwater, like constructing a monument, getting married, and teaching a dog to feel love, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. This Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids.
$99 for Dicsover Scuba Experience ($199 Value)
During three- to four-hour classes held at a nearby natural spring, certified scuba instructors give personal attention to up to four students as they strap on full gear and learn fundamental scuba skills. Classes will be held on weekends starting in July; call to make a reservation.
Scuba Monkey Dive Center
Under the tutelage of certified scuba instructors, pupils at the family-owned Scuba Monkey Dive Center explore underwater worlds during PADI, open-water, nitrox, and advanced courses. The center's regular dive trips gather together trained divers on jaunts to Venice Beach and Troy Springs, where they get up close with aquatic inhabitants and discarded pet rocks. At the shop, divers can stock up on brand-name equipment for sale and rent, refill tanks with nitrox and air, or hand over broken equipment to ace technicians, who swiftly identify and correct any problems.