Scuba divers are the astronauts of the sea and the grand masters of the underwater chess. Discover a world of unknown pelagic pleasures with today’s Groupon. For $25, you get a Discover Scuba Diving lesson at SPE Dive School, LLC (a $50 value), located outside of DC at 4600 N. Park Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD. You'll need to bring your own bathing suit, towel, good health, and at least 12 years of experience being alive. You might also want to bring some friends, because despite Sebastian the crab's smug platitudes, it's lonelier under the sea than on land. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. on January 24, March 21, May 23, August 1, and October 3.
The Discover Scuba Diving experience is a three-hour introduction to scuba. You’ll get attention from an expert scuba instructor, who will teach you safety tips, diving techniques, and equipment-handling skills. Unlike scuba shops that offer lessons, SPE Dive School is solely devoted to teaching. Take your class on a Sunday morning and learn what it's like to breathe underwater.
If you’re planning an island vacation or a summer honeymoon, join the Discover Scuba Diving experience to prepare. If you’re not planning an exotic getaway anytime soon, you’ll still find SPE’s classes useful, because DC is surprisingly packed with great dive zones. At the fountain by the World War II Memorial, you can dive and hunt for tourists’ wishes. At the Great Farm Preserves Factory, you can test your regulator while buried in a warm vat of strawberry jelly. But these dangerous dives are not for the scuba rookie, so get this Groupon and let the under-jelly adventure begin.
- My childhood fear of deep water kept me from participating in most water sports. I finally decided to take a SCUBA course, hoping it would help me overcome this fear so I signed up with SPE Dive School, LLC. At the beginning I was sure I would never get through it, but thanks to my instructor for his patience and having one of his staff members personally spend a lot of extra time with me, I am a certified advanced diver now, and have no fear of deep water anymore. – Gina Stone, SPE Dive School website
- Mike Parker's emphasis on safety and skill proficiency easily allayed all the fear I had about learning to SCUBA dive. By the time of my first open water certification dive in the ocean, I was well prepared to take the plunge. I was over my fear of claustrophobia, and I had no trouble with my ears or clearing my mask. The proper training I received from SPE Dive School, LLC made all the difference in the world between success and failure. – David Hoyt, SPE Dive School website