Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour indoor Discover Scuba class at The Scuba Shop in Spartanburg (a $50 value).
For more than 31 years, The Scuba Shop has been equipping students with the know-how and breathing apparatuses necessary to take the deep-sea plunge. The indoor facility is one of the only five-star PADI training centers in upstate South Carolina, and allows new divers to familiarize themselves with scuba techniques in a heated indoor pool. During the one-hour Discover Scuba class, a friendly scuba instructor guides students through the process of donning scuba equipment along with proper diving techniques. Divers go on to learn serious procedures including blowing bubbles and underwater summersaults in the safety of an indoor pool, without the threat of erratic submarine drivers.
Owner Mike Atkins has more than 30 years of diving experience, and leads a staff of instructors that is available to arrange a class time that fits in with land-dwelling schedules. All students should bring in a swimsuit, towel, or full-body blow dryer for use during and after the underwater excursion.