Now that I'm scuba certified (and leaving Hawaii in September), I figured I should take advantage of it. Lucky for me, today's LivingSocial deal was 50% a charted boat scuba diving tour. For certified divers, you get a two-tank dive for $59 (normally $125).
I was explaining scuba diving to someone the other day and I think the best way to describe it is like swimming through an aquarium. You're in a zero gravity environment just floating around looking at cool stuff that no one else gets to really see. I'm looking forward to the boat dive because I think that's going to be the best way to dive. During the training course we did shore dives where you put your gear on at the car and walk across the beach into the water. That just seems particularly inconvenient and unnecessarily time-consuming. I think I am going to prefer just entering the water from the boat. Then after you're finished with one tank, come up to the boat, have a snack, and then go down with the second tank. You can also avoid all the sand and crap that gets stuck on you as you cross the beach. Plus, who doesn't enjoy being out on a boat in the middle of the ocean just hanging out in gorgeous weather?