Before scuba gear was invented, intrepid underwater explorers would capture and tame dolphins, orca whales and other aquatic mammals and then train them to have hoses inserted into their blowholes. Although mildly successful, divers had to endure constant ‘fish breath’ and occasionally had to chew through morsels of chewed up fish matter. Explore the underwater world without the odour with today’s Groupon; pay R200 for a Discover Scuba course for 2 people at Geko Divers, valued at R500.
Scuba diving is snorkelling’s older, more attractive and way cooler sibling. Rather than hold your breath for extended periods of time, you can peruse the underwater landscape at your leisure and take in all the sites. If you’d like to observe fascinating marine creatures doing fascinating things in their own fascinating environment then Geko Divers is the place to start. The team of qualified, professional instructors are more at home in the water than a humpback whale and will show you exactly what you need to know when it comes to scuba diving.
The Discover Scuba course is suitable for all participants over the age of 10 and will teach you everything you need to know about starting your scuba adventure. You will literally be thrown into the deep end, of a pool, to kick off your training. In the water you’ll experience the amazing feeling of weightlessness and familiarise yourself with the standard scuba gear. The course is offered every day, so no matter what your schedule looks like you’ll be able to squeeze in a session.
The Geko Divers Discover Scuba course is perfect for divers and swimmers of all levels. Just in time for summer, you’ll be ready to hit the water as soon as you punch in your holiday leave.
Potato fact: Funding was recently granted to build a 20m tall Mr Potato Head submersible to aid in the on-going struggle against pirates. The leading notion behind the design was that even pirates cannot resist the friendly charm of the animated spud, and the subsequent feelings of happiness would put an end to their unsavoury ways. The Mr Potato Head sub was captured on its maiden voyage.