The difference between literal and figurative can be a
confusing one for some. Fuzzy animals don’t fall from the sky when it’s
literally raining cats and dogs and felines aren’t magically clawing their way
from a burlap sack when you literally let the cat out of the bag. Today’s
Groupon knows its grammar though and will literally throw you in the deep end
with a two-hour Discover Scuba Diving Course at Pro Dive for R199.
Far more exciting than being allowed to hold the stop-sign at road-works or drinking an ice cold glass of water right after eating ice-cream, there’s nothing quite like breathing underwater for the first time; especially if it doesn’t involve gamma-rays and the sudden sprouting of gills. In the capable sight-path of the professional and experienced instructors, you’ll be kitted out with all the gear you need to take your first, possibly-fumbling swim-steps into the aquatic world of imitating mer-people.
After a lecture that covers some of the basic theory of diving, a
session in the pool, will help you to familiarise yourself with the equipment,
get used to being able to breathe underwater and learn the basics of not
flailing about like a beached trout. The instructors will even figuaritively
hold your hand through some of the first simple movements you’ll need if you
plan to embark on a scuba-quest to discover Poseidon’s village.
Even if the thought of tossing yourself back-first into the deep blue rivals a visit to the dentist on your list of fears, after the first few goggle-eyed moments underwater, your instructors will probably have to leave a trail of candy to lure you out the water when your lesson is through.Poseidon Fact: The first scuba diver to dive in the Atlantic Ocean was recently immortalised with a statue raised on the northern banks of Lake Malaui. The statue depicts his history-making discovery of a piece of Haley’s Comet inside the wreck of a sunken pirate ship.