What You'll Get
If foam noodles can be found floating on the surface of almost every pool, think how many perfectly salted meatballs must be at the bottom of the ocean. Discover the sea's sunken treats with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an approximately three-hour scuba lesson (a $50 value) from Silent World Diving Systems, located in Bellevue. All diving gear is included; students will only need to bring a bathing suit and towel.
During your approximately three-hour Try Scuba class at Silent World, a staff instructor will introduce you to all things scuba, covering such topics as how to use the equipment, proper breathing technique, and why octopi are always stuck playing xylophone in underwater musical numbers. In the initial academic session, you and a small group of your peers will meet with staff instructors for an informative seminar on all things scuba. Following the informative initial seminar, you'll suit up and plunge into the pool for a chance to get your flippers wet, blow some bubbles, and experience that wonderfully heady feeling when your heart tries to hug your brain. Once you complete Try Scuba, you also get 20% off beginner open-water lessons ($250), which take small classes (4–6 students) out to test their marine mettle in the waters off Alki Point in West Seattle, Edmonds Underwater Park, and Keystone Jetty on Whidbey Island. Half academic classroom session, half confined water-pool session, and half flagrant disregard of the laws of fractions, today's Groupon to Silent World will have you deep-sea diving and deep-sea dancing in no time.
Must be at least 10 years old. If under 18, must have signed parental release form.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Registration required. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeit. Must be 10 or older. If under 18, guardian must sign release. Must have swimsuit and towel. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Silent World Diving Systems
Craig Willemsen wears a lot of hats at Silent World Diving Systems. The instructor certifier, tech instructor, and store owner has spent the last 40 years swimming with schools of fish all over the world. After his first trip in 1972, Craig developed a passion for diving, exploring international waters and teaching others advanced techniques that they use to follow in his flippersteps. With more than 6,000 dives under his belt, his dedication to diving and education has earned him one of the highest SSI instructor ratings and the SSI Platinum Pro 5,000 Diver and Instructor Award.
Craig leads Silent World's team of certified instructors who strive to teach students the art of underwater exploration and also broaden their knowledge on a variety of related subjects. At any given moment, they may be leading students in open-water dives, pointing out local diving sites that match their skill levels, or matching newcomers with the right gear and Zodiac-themed wetsuits.