For almost 40 years, the instructors and staff of Dip 'N Dive have demystified the magic of breathing underwater. They instruct and outfit both scuba divers and snorkelers at their Buffalo location, and the facility's curriculum of PADI and NAUI courses help budding divers stay safe, maintain control of their equipment, and walk like Naomi Campbell while wearing fins. From beginning diving lessons to advanced instructor training, courses include classroom work, pool exercises, and real open-water-diving trips.
Since 1969, Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters has been importing fatigues and accessories from the military branches of more than 26 countries. Russian gas masks, Canadian desert boots, and WWII-era British army helmets sit alongside an inventory of brand-new outdoor gear, including GPS units, tents, and sleeping ponchos. All these utilitarian collectibles occupy a cavernous 400,000-square-foot warehouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a prominent celebrity pacifist.:m]]
For more than 25 years, Rick's Sports Apparel has sheathed sporty silhouettes in high-quality apparel and accessories by brands such as Nike, Timberland, and Champion. A Champion Double Dry hoodie ($21.99) and pants ($18.99) wick sweat and the contents of Gatorade coolers off bodies, and New Era 5950 fitted caps ($31.99) shield craniums from relentless sunbeams. The shop lines its walls with a wide array of footwear including Adidas Superstars ($64.99) and Nike Air Force Ones ($84.99). Shod foot phalanges in Timberland Classic lace-up boots ($129.99), well suited for urban pavement, nature trails, and moon walks.
From commuting to work via bicycle to dropping into a fresh powder bowl in the backcountry, Campus WheelWorks is a service-oriented bike and ski shop that tweaks and tunes customers' gear with quality services. Staff members apply their passion and knowledge of specialized equipment to optimize their clients' outdoor excursions, build personal relationships, and replace faulty bike wheels with skis for truly adventurous athletes. Bikes, skis, and accessories from top industry manufacturers outfit the retail store's impressive inventory.