Before scuba diving, the only way to swim with the fishes was to insult a mob boss's sloppy cross-stitching on his Bless This Home welcome mat. Learn to glide alongside sea creatures the safe way with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a two-hour Discover Scuba Diving class at UBC Aqua Society (a $45 value).
As one of the oldest scuba clubs in Canada, Aqua Society's instructors school novice divers in the ways of briny-deep travel in the two-hour PADI Discover Scuba Diving class. While safely stationed at the shallow end of Aqua Society's on-site pool, newbies aged 10 and older receive helpful coaching from certified dive tutors well-versed in the fundamentals of underwater safaris. Small group sessions—with approximately 10 people per class—lavish personalized attention on each seasplorer, ensuring minimal competition for prime seats at the seahorse derby.
Tackle merpeople fundamentals and learn how to breathe below the surface, how to glide with swim fins, and how to gracefully step into the class-provided gear. Get one step closer to uncovering the truth about jellyfish—they are really just hairy lava lamps—in classes that take place at least once a week at the nonprofit scuba club. In addition to today's deal, successful aquanauts who complete the Discover Scuba Diving class can get $45 off the cost of an Open Water course.
UBC Aqua Society
Not many people realize that the sea undergoes a radical transformation every night. Those who have taken UBC Aqua Society's night diving course do; they’ve witnessed nocturnal creatures and plants, which are strikingly different than their daytime counterparts, first hand. This night course is just one of 15 different specialty courses offered by UBC Aqua Facility, a non-profit organization that has helped its community explore subaquatic worlds for more than 50 years.
In addition to its specialty programs, the facility offers learn-to-dive courses for beginners, as well as rescue classes that prepare students to retrieve people that can't swim or the perfectly good burrito they threw overboard in a regretful fit of rage. Through it all, the business maintains a laid-back, yet professional attitude, evidenced especially by its frequent social gatherings for club members.
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