Cindy Ross was an unlikely person to found a scuba-diving school. Told by a commercial diving instructor at 19 that she was too small to scuba, Ross didn?t begin to explore the sport until she was in her 30s. Earning certification was a trial, and she spent her first four dives lugging 80-pound gear in the snow up and down a massive hill?and, adding insult to injury, the men?s equipment didn?t even fit properly. But the fifth dive changed everything. Held in Puget Sound, Ross felt a calling to the location's green waters and white anemones, and since then, the aquanaut has frolicked with such neighbors as a 1,200-pound sea lion, hundreds of Canadian seals, and a giant Pacific octopus.
At Scuba Shoppe, Ross and her team of instructors immerse guests of all ages in the sport of scuba. Try Scuba classes held in the center's 84-degree pool familiarize students with their equipment before they plunge into the water to practice. Alternatively, an open-water certification program from Scuba Schools International expounds on these pool sessions with shore dives in the rolling waters of Puget Sound, which let students hone their skills in a more realistic environment or find a dolphin pod to adopt them. As part of this training, they also have the chance to explore the briny depths aboard underwater scooters. For the more advanced,, Scuba Shoppe provides training for specialty certifications, including rescue diving, night diving, and underwater digital photography. An onsite dive shop outfits customers with all the necessary dive gear and accessories.
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area in Tukwila, you'll be near the airport and minutes from iFly Seattle and Family Fun Center. This hotel is within close proximity of The Boeing Company and Westfield Southcenter.
Make yourself at home in one of the 211 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Tukwila? This hotel has 2382 square feet (214 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter in Tukwila, you'll be near the airport and minutes from Westfield Southcenter, and close to iFly Seattle. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Family Fun Center and Starfire Sports Complex.
Make yourself at home in one of the 137 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in the lobby. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Tukwila? This hotel has 1,587 square feet (147 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
AJ Ghambari was born and raised in the Seattle coffee and food industry. His father owns the Cherry Street Coffee House and taught him how to make and sell quality food. One of its primary suppliers was Seattle Bagel Bakery, which would deliver kettle-boiled bagels to the coffeehouse every morning. When the bakery's owner told AJ he was not sure if it would survive, AJ knew he had to act. He learned the bagel-making process and slowly began taking over at Seattle Bagel, overseeing the process of kettle-boiling each bagel. He now manages the business as it expands into a dual retail and wholesale operation across the city.
Making each bagel from scratch, bakers mix the dough by hand using flour that was sustainably farmed and distributed by a co-op of local farmers. They then form the bagels, plump them, and leave them to mature overnight as the flavors settle, the bread thickens, and the yeast stops throwing temper tantrums. At 4 a.m. the next morning, they throw the bagels into a kettle of boiling water to crisp the crust and leave a rich, chewy interior. Finally, the bakers top the bagels with sesame seeds, cheese, or onions, bake them in shelf ovens, and deliver them to local retailers by 6:30 a.m. The early delivery comes just in time for the morning rush of customers scrambling for bagels flavored with olive oil and pesto, bacon and cheddar, or sweet orange and cranberry—all of which can be smothered with housemade cream cheese or dry-rubbed lox.
There are many ways to dine at O Sushi & Grill. O Sushi & Grill delivers hot and cold Japanese delights, rolling fresh sushi by hand or sizzling teppanyaki-style meals by way of the griddle. Diners take in a table-side show as experienced chefs prepare teppanyaki, a Japanese style of cuisine prepared atop an iron griddle, in front of their eyes. Hibachi-grilled red snapper, sesame-seed-infused chicken, and tender new york steak emerge from the flames to adorn audiences' plates. Entrees such as the suki yaki steak, which marries thinly sliced beef with homemade sauces, make nearby diners shed tears of joy into their sake bombs. Palates preferring plant-based cuisines can avail themselves of the assorted vegetarian platter, sprouting grilled and seasoned zucchini, broccoli, and carrots.
Guests can grab a seat and a sushi appetizer aside the iron grill for the in-house chefs' eye-catching pyrotechnics display. Alternatively, those in the mood for some flame-free fish-rolling can head straight to the sushi bar, where dinnertime piano performances, brightly colored plates, and scenes of leaping dolphins all aid in crafting a memorable dining experience.
With a total of 13 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as , Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.