Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a Discover Scuba class at Underwater Phantaseas in Greenwood Village (a $25 value).
The 120-minute session introduces students to submerging skills from the safety of a heated salt-water pool. A member of the experienced, passport-stamp-heavy staff coaches the class through the first steps toward certification, and the last steps toward living life as a shamelessly labeled landlubber. The program includes everything (equipment, mask, fins, snorkel), and they'll even throw in the water for good measure. Students are required to bring their own suit and towel and to be prepared for an underwater-centric splash course in submariner society.
Classes are offered on a variety of days and times. View the current summer schedule here. The class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, but it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. Though breathing underwater can feel a little a strange at first, it quickly becomes second nature after a bit of submerged practice. Post-class, prepare to be able to shower for hours, retrieve all the coins from the bottom of every fountain, and diffuse nuclear bombs perched perilously above an abyssal alien city. Visit the onsite travel agency to pursue your newfound skills outside the pool. Call ahead to reserve your class space.
This Groupon expires 3 months after feature date.