BUT DOES ANY SCHOOL ACTUALLY TEACH UNDERWATER BASKETWEAVING? I would have thought no, but I would be wrong. Underwater basket weaving may have started out as a joke, but several schools now offer classes in the craft. Weaving baskets may be easy to do badly, but constructing a good basket takes skill, patience, the ability to follow directions, the willingness to try something new, and creativity. Oh wait, don’t those sound like skills that a good employee would have?!
If you are a diver, US Scuba offers you the chance to weave baskets… truly under water. The class description beckons students to “be one of the few divers in the world with this unique Specialty…and take home a memorable souvenir.” (I assume this souvenir is your very own basket).