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 $20, you get a Discover Scuba class at Sports Cove in Bozeman (a $40 value).
Sports Cove's underwater aficionados immerse aquatic neophytes in a comfortable pool setting to prepare them for future forays into the open sea. Discover Scuba courses dip divers alongside a helpful instructor trained by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Before toes take the plunge, a short briefing reviews important tips for gliding safely through the watery depths. Courses ingrain basic scuba skills and concepts such as breathing underwater and knitting with pruney fingers. Upon class completion, freshly minted divers may swim away with a skill set that can be credited toward the procurement of an internationally recognized PADI certification.
Sports Cove welcomes divers aged 10 and older to participate in its Discover Scuba course. Open Water Class and Pool sessions are scheduled from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. several times a month.
Sports Cove offers scuba-diving courses that take students from the shallows of an indoor swimming pool to the depths of the ocean. For beginners, open-water classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations, and advanced-certification courses give divers enough confidence to explore the depths on their own. Those looking for a more exotic experience can join the crew on one of its organized scuba-diving trips to locations such as Mexico and the Caribbean.