New England Dive Center At the family-owned New England Dive Center, certified instructors pursue a mission of expanding scuba-diving know-how to the whole world, training underwater explorers with a curriculum of beginning to advanced diving classes. Several open-water courses survey safety, equipment, and diving etiquette to put students on the path toward PADI, TDI, or SDI certification, and an underwater photography seminar illustrates how to capture lucid footage of marine life and document mermaids' dance recitals. Group vacations shepherd divers to the lush corals of the Florida Keys, Cozumel, and the Grand Bahamas, and local events explore the quarries and shipwrecks hidden within New England's own waters. The full-service repair shop also stocks rental and retail equipment, supplying divers with high-end fins, masks, and tanks from brands such as Atomic Aquatics and XS Scuba.
Sooner or later, all business come to a point where they must pivot or perish. For Pool & Spa Service of Long Island, this moment came shortly after its founding in 1985. The company's founders recognized the need to transition from simply installing high-end pools to servicing them for homeowners who were away too frequently or just couldn't keep up with the work. From then on, the outfit's trained pool technicians have handled all aspects of in-ground pool maintenance, from replacing liners to vacuuming out the dirt and debris that homeowners are unable to remove with a pasta strainer. The team makes service calls as part of weekly maintenance packages or as one-off visits, such as seasonal pool openings and closings.
Personal Touch Pools & Ponds’ technicians care for backyard bodies of water in every season. In the summer, they open pools and fire up filtration systems. In the fall, they infuse pools with special winterizing chemicals and cover them until spring. And year-round they provide regular maintenance—cleaning the pool and adjusting water chemistry—and perform repairs, renovations, and new construction of custom ponds and in-ground pools. Personal Touch specializes in seamlessly replacing worn vinyl pool liners to prevent leaks; it also converts traditional swimming holes into eco-friendly saltwater pools so you can expand your hermit-crab breeding operation.