Exploring under the sea is a lot like traveling through space: a ship guides you safely to your destination, special breathing techniques are required, and sooner or later you will encounter a fluorescent three-eyed monster. Conquer the underwater universe with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one Discover Scuba Class at Scuba Ted's, with locations in Orem and Springville (a $25 value).
The PADI-certified trainers and instructors at Scuba Ted's lead aspiring aquanauts through an array of underwater adventures. To get their flippers wet, novice divers (ages 12 and up) may enlist in the Discover Scuba Diving class, allowing them to test out scuba-diving skills without the need to commit to a full-certification course or one handsome wetsuit.
Aside from learning the names and uses of scuba equipment, students will learn to equalize pressure in and outside the tympanic membrane to avoid ear pain, jive with diving lingo, and learn what it takes to become a certified dive master. For those not fortunate enough to have retained their ancestral gills or dorsal ears, Scuba Ted's stocks its wharf with rentable gear and course materials.
Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. While breathing underwater can feel a little strange at first, it quickly becomes second nature after a bit of submerged practice. Postclass, prepare to be able to shower for hours, retrieve all the coins from the bottom of every fountain, and diffuse nuclear bombs perched perilously above an abyssal alien city. Call ahead to schedule a class time.