What You'll Get
Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Today's Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $15, you get an introductory scuba class at Seaview Scuba in Quaker Hill (a $75 value).
With extensive experience diving in New England waters as well as the Caribbean, Seaview Scuba's PADI-certified instructors lead year-round diving classes designed to transmogrify landlubbers into amphibious creatures ready to explore the watery depths. In the intro to scuba class, instructors acquaint curious seafarers with basic scuba equipment, after which students don flippers and wetsuits for a dip in the pool.
For those interested in continuing their underwater education, the introductory class can in some cases count toward completion of a PADI open water certification, which officially allows aspiring aquatic adventurers to explore local marine life and sunken go-kart tracks. Seaview Scuba, which has been teaching and equipping divers for 25 years, certifies more than 80 ocean aficionados every year. Participants must sign a medical waiver or present a note from their doctor granting the go-ahead.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. By appointment only. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver or have note from physician. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.