At the five-star, PADI-authorized training facility, certified instructors teach recreational and technical diving skills in classes that range from introductory dive lessons to instructor level accreditation courses. PADI Discover Scuba sessions let sub-aquatic hobbyists dive into the world of underwater inhalation without any previous experience, and open-water certification classes test candidates with course materials, pool trainings, and four open-water dives at West Hawk Lake, mortal enemy of East Falcon Lagoon.
Along with certification courses, Underworld Scuba & Sport trains people in specialties such as cavern diving, wreck diving, and ice diving. When staffers aren't readying the next generation of divers, they lead trips to Grand Cayman and Bonaire or supply customers with brand name diving gear in the shop.
As white and baking pumpkins grow in Deer Meadow Farms' patch, staffers dispense seasonal homegrown vegetables from the onsite country market. The farm hosts guests who frolic through an array of attractions, from a mountain of sand-filled tractor tires to a hay-bale pyramid. On a 2.5-acre course, players putt or scissor kick golf balls into World Cup–themed holes during matches of Farmer Golf. Elsewhere, visitors can milk a goat at the petting zoo or trail fallow deer at the Wild Game Preserve. In the autumn, trivia questions and cryptic messages await throughout the corn maze, which is open both day and night. Afterwards, guests can rest in a rented tepee or feast on hot dogs and s'mores at one of the farm's fire pits.
Lux for Sprouts is a modern boutique that celebrates green practices while enriching amateur earthlings with apparel, toys, and environmentally friendly products. Raucous rugrats can rock out with musically minded clothing from Rowdy Sprout, growing oversized sideburns while wearing an Elvis T-shirt ($38), or match age-appropriate bowl cuts with a Beatles drop-waist dress ($46). Lux for Sprouts shrinks their environmental footprint to a size only baby sparrows can fit their feet on with their green initiative, adopting globe-gussying practices such as issuing e-mail receipts, using drop-shipping services, licking maps, and adorning the store with energy efficient light fixtures. This deal must be used in one visit and is not valid for online purchases.
FTD-affiliated Broadway Florists Ltd., a family-owned flower shop for three generations, imports flowers from around to the world to ensure a perpetually fresh stock. Their botanical creations accoutre the good magic and antismelly smells of year-round and seasonal floral species, such as Gerber daises, along with exotic birds of paradise, ginger, and orchids. Customers can rebel against nature's rigid conformity with biweekly rotating custom arrangements, crafted from fresh selections ($25–$30), or with perennial parades, such as a triple-rose bouquet ($19.99) and floor-length petal mosaics of the recipient.
Since 1995, Wilderness Supply has outfitted explorers—from their feet to their vehicles—in superior quality gear for canoeing, camping, hiking, climbing, and more. An enthusiastic staff will help explorers choose all the trip-enhancing accoutrements they seek, such as the SealLine array of waterproof map cases ($22–$35.99) to keep cartography collections tidy, or climbing must-haves including a Black Diamond momentum speed adjust harness ($65) that'll let you zip around crags and crevices like a safety-concerned Spider-Man.