Learning in Pensacola

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Every other day of the week, a Celebration Cruise Line ship cuts through the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, bound for Grand Bahama Island. The company's two-night Bahamas cruises include cozy accommodations in interior or ocean-view rooms, which feature panoramic vistas of blue skies, lapping waves, and the occasional ocean water-polo tournament.

On board, there are numerous amenities that are both kid-friendly or adults-only, including a top-deck pool with tiki bars, full-service spa, Las Vegas-style casino, and live entertainment. Four restaurants are onsite, including elegant five-course dining and casual Italian. After the ship docks in Grand Bahama Island, customers can purchase additional excursions, such as a glass-bottom-boat tour, a snorkel adventure, or a dolphin swim.

700 S Palafox St
Pensacola,
FL
US

Sharpening the skills and spirits of students since 2001, the instructors at Red Dragon expound the tools, techniques, and philosophies of traditional martial arts, self-defense, and mixed martial arts, conditioning budding champions' bodies while strengthening their self-respect. Sophic senseis lead keen karatekas through challenging yet pleasure-cultivating classes that utilize group activity and camaraderie to catapult participants over new plateaus of power. Private lessons help students make the most of group sessions by providing them with intensive personalized training and tips.

6301 N 9th Ave
Pensacola,
FL
US

The 90-minute Taking Better Pictures course teaches aspiring image-catchers the basic principles of composition, exposure, lens selection, and photographic techniques. Knowledge of these basic concepts can immediately and dramatically improve the quality and clarity of an artiste's snapshots, leading to enhanced family photo albums and an appropriately arty online profile pictures for one's pet lobster. Check the online schedule and call ahead to reserve a spot in the on site-classroom. Class does not include $20 photo set for printing.

6895 N 9th Ave
Pensacola,
FL
US

At LearningRX, specialists test and train students to help them overcome lifelong learning struggles and build a foundation for success. One-on-one training works with struggling and high-achieving students, career adults, and even accident victims to strengthen cognitive skills. After an assessment of skills, training programs change a student's capacity to think and learn, all within a specific targeting nonacademic setting that provides immediate feedback.

4300 Bayou Blvd, Suite 34
Pensacola,
FL
US

As the oldest dive shop Pensacola, Scuba Shack possesses an innate knowledge of local waters that's more valuable than any map. With their 50-foot dive boat, instructors lead dive classes for all skill levels, from adults or kids looking for a new activity to experienced students interested in becoming dive instructors themselves. Divers can stock up on new gear and air fills at the Shack then book a boat charter to a nearby dive site to explore sunken ships.

711 S. Palafox Street
Pensacola,
FL
US

The Coffee House is locals' destination for coffee, ice cream, and community. While some come solo to sip a marble-frothed cappuccino and use the WiFi, others gather with friends, or to catch up with fellow regulars. Breakfast sandwiches and cannolis comprise a few of the nonliquid dishes, but it's the smell of fresh-brewed java and the sound of conversation that draw many of The Coffee House's guests.

31 N Navy Blvd
Pensacola,
FL
US