The certified trainers and divers at Big Joe Scuba wade students through all watery courses, from beginner to PADI-certified instructor. They accomplish this through classroom instruction and dips into their heated pool, where students become accustomed to breathing and maneuvering underwater. After they advance to open-water courses, the classroom extends to Beaver Lake, Arkansas, for diving practice in natural surroundings. A full-service dive center, Big Joe Scuba also rents and sells a complete line of gear and organizes diving jaunts to exotic locales such as Cozumel, Mexico.
AME Computers' electronics guru and founder Anthony Elias is still as passionate about computers as he was 21 years ago when he first dissected a Commodore 64 computer to see how it worked. That passion inspired Anthony to found the website, AME Computers, where he wrote and hosted more than 500 articles that helped to share his technological know-how. As he gathered article contributions from fellow tech gurus, Anthony saw his site grow to attract more than 5,000 visitors each month. Inspired by the growing audience of his site, Anthony opened the brick-and-mortar AME Computers in 2011. Anthony and his staff strive to give the kind of personalized service that is often hard to find at large computer-repair centers. They repair and improve the performance of all computer makes and models, smart phones, and gaming systems, as well as iPods, iPhones, and iPad tablet devices. Other services, which range from data recovery to custom-building computers, ensure smooth and quick sailing across digital-data fields. The staff also can ready machines for recycling, ushering them into the afterlife by erasing their data and absolving their guilt for abetting downloads of instructions for bank robbery.
From the city in which Arbor Day originated, Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard has managed to preserve a legacy that originally began in 1925, when orchard founder Richard Kimmel and his wife Laurine planted their first apple and cherry trees. In a place where there's no shortage of love for agriculture, the orchard has thrived, vastly expanding to eventually grow not only fruit, but also vegetables and many grape varieties. Aside from growing and harvesting crops, the facility also hosts the Kimmel Education and Research Center, which is a staple of the organization that strives to educate and interact with the community.
The photographers at Malayzia Mag Studios have captured events such as the Taste of Chicago and Las Vegas Fashion Week as well as musicians including Robin Thicke and Estelle for the publication Malayzia Mag. They bring this same expertise to their other clients, snapping family portraits, fashion shoots, weddings, and boudoir sessions.
Sand castles may crumble, ice sculptures may melt, and beloved child actors will inevitably get old and weird looking, but artwork is forever. Learn how to immortalize your creativity in a less transient form with today's Groupon. For $45, you'll get $150 worth of summertime art instruction at Kansas City Art Institute. The Groupon is good for either the storied, tree-lined main campus or KCAI's Northland Campus for Special Programs in Riverside. Subscribers may purchase up to two Groupons for their own use, or more as gifts. Prices and supply lists vary per class, but most tuition averages $100 to $299 per course.