Cindy Ross was an unlikely person to found a scuba-diving school. Told by a commercial diving instructor at 19 that she was too small to scuba, Ross didn’t begin to explore the sport until she was in her 30s. Earning certification was a trial, and she spent her first four dives lugging 80-pound gear in the snow up and down a massive hill—and, adding insult to injury, the men’s equipment didn’t even fit properly. But the fifth dive changed everything. Held in Puget Sound, Ross felt a calling to the location's green waters and white anemones, and since then, the aquanaut has frolicked with such neighbors as a 1,200-pound sea lion, hundreds of Canadian seals, and a giant Pacific octopus.
At Scuba Shoppe, Ross and her team of instructors immerse guests of all ages in the sport of scuba. Try Scuba classes held in the center's 84-degree pool familiarize students with their equipment before they plunge into the water to practice. Alternatively, an open-water certification program from Scuba Schools International expounds on these pool sessions with shore dives in the rolling waters of Puget Sound, which let students hone their skills in a more realistic environment or find a dolphin pod to adopt them. As part of this training, they also have the chance to explore the briny depths aboard underwater scooters. For the more advanced,, Scuba Shoppe provides training for specialty certifications, including rescue diving, night diving, and underwater digital photography. An onsite dive shop outfits customers with all the necessary dive gear and accessories.
The Custom Closet Company has been engineering elegant organizational systems for more than 25 years, using high-quality materials and hardware to streamline bedrooms, pantries, and home offices. The Custom Closet Company offers free in-home estimates and includes the cost of design, materials, and construction in all price estimates. Give chatty corduroy a place to schmooze with a standard 6- to 7-foot wardrobe closet ($500–$1,000), or house regal robes in an 8’x8’ walk-in closet with drawers ($3,000). With more than 100 years of combined professional experience, Custom Closet's team of design professionals will work with homeowners to craft a plan around specific concerns, crafting as many shelves, clothes racks, and shoelace dispensers as necessary.
Gamebreakerz is dedicated to everything related to video games and computers. We have recently won an award for Best Technology Services for 2010. At our store you can purchase games for all of the major consoles. In addition Gamebreakerz has an internet cafe and console gaming.
Communities In Schools, a nationwide organization, supports students in more than 200 communities across 27 states. Within Auburn, the organization reaches youth at all 22 area schools. Giving more than 5,000 hours of their time per year, the Auburn branch’s 118 volunteers organize donation drives for school supplies, join with local food banks to distribute nutritious foods, and run high-quality tutoring programs for students from low-income families. Last year the team tutored 247 students and provided 5,983 Auburn students with school supplies, clothing, shoes, and hygiene products. Driven by these passionate volunteers, the organization proves the strength of its services with a slew of measureable results, such as the fact that of the 247 students that it tutored last year, 87% improved their test scores.