The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapist. They operate out of five convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel.
Super Mex’s vibrant neon signs have burned 24 hours a day since 1974, beckoning diners in for authentic Mexican fare, drinks, and games of chance. Mexican flags flutter from the rafters and massive flat-screen TVs beam down from colorful walls, illuminating diners as they place bets on the number of bristles in Mark McGwire’s goatee. Meanwhile in the kitchen, frying pans simmer with authentic Mexican breakfasts and dinners, along with an extensive menu of healthier entrees—including low-carb options, whole-wheat tortillas, soups, and salads. At some locations, meals can be paired with horchata or buckets of miniature Coronas.
The chefs at Sushi World take pride in their sushi rolls and Asian fusion cuisine, looking at their creations as not merely food, but edible art. They prepare baked blue-crab handrolls with garlic aioli and strawberry Cypress rolls behind the striking dark-granite sushi bar and send plates of orange-salsa-draped salmon carpaccio out to meet their fate in a flock of four-seater tables. From the kitchen also comes tempura green-tea ice cream wrapped in the same kind of chocolate cake prizefighters are wrapped in after winning a match.
It only takes seven minutes for Rockstar Tans? tanning booths to successfully bronze clients. The super fast booths share salon space with Infinity Sun and Mystic Tan booths, both of which offer UV-free tans that can last up to 14 days. Flat-screen televisions hang on canary-hued walls inside the salon?s waiting room. Nearby, a complimentary Beauty Bar treats guests to water to keep them hydrated, deodorant to keep them fresh, and coffee to keep them energized enough to accept all the compliments their newly bronzed skin will get.
Doctors of Dentistry and laser-tag partners, Dr. Ty Caldwell and Dr. Susan Caldwell defend the pearly and slay the plaqued. One member of the enamel-enamored couple will take a mold of your teeth and gums and then render the shape of your mouth into a form-fitting plastic appliance. Over the course of two weeks, you'll periodically fill this lovely tooth tuxedo with a whitening gel and don it while you relax, do chores, or fight crime as an honorary deputy sheriff. Like a shot of Tide, the whitening gel brightens your teeth, but without foam and suds. The results of the whitening are measured before and after treatment.