Waterways snake all over the planet's surface, many emptying into a great blue ocean. As many scuba divers have found, those depths comprise a whole other world to explore—and require a specific set of skills to conquer. At SCUBASTOP, certified instructors use their knowledge to open that aquatic world to just about anyone.
Students here first get their feet wet with Discover Scuba, a class that teaches the absolute basics of diving. Anyone inspired to delve further can enroll in a PADI certification course that starts in classrooms and heated pools before voyaging out to the open waters of Balmorhea State Park or The Blue Lagoon scuba park. Specialized advanced courses are also available for anyone interested in rescue diving, digital underwater photography, or joining an improv group run by clown fish.
With 30 years of music-arrangement experience, Kevin Bigham expertly guides fingertips across piano keys during lessons held in studio, at students' homes, and even online via Skype video chat. Bigham welcomes students of all ages and skill levels, encouraging them to remain enthusiastic regardless of whether or not they’ve played in the past or showed up to the lesson wondering where the piano’s mouthpiece is. When he's not sharing skills with pupils, Bigham can often be found adding live soundtracks to weddings and events. He also blends his twin passions of music and spirituality by playing piano during faith-based events.
Dr. Hany Azer brings a special perspective to his work caring for local pets. In addition to a lifelong love of animals, he graduated from veterinary school in Egypt and now focuses as much on preventive care as he does on helping sick pets of all ages. In fact, his comprehensive care center also includes dental procedures and emergency surgery. Kitten and puppy health packages provide all the exams and vaccinations needed in the first year and boarding gives them a place to stay when their families go on the annual vacation to the house next door.
Dry Clean Super Center’s experts are as conscientious as they are timely. Technicians clean, starch, and press clothing at six different locations, customizing services to suit special requests, and offer same-day turnaround for dry-cleaned items brought in before 9 a.m. Beyond offering basic cleaning of delicate clothing items, comforters, curtains, and leather, on-staff tailors can also perform basic alterations, taking in too-big suits or stretching leg warmers into sweaters for pet snakes.