Whether they're teaching divers to explore like a fish or prepping medics for underwater rescue, the licensed trainers at Aquanauts Scuba Academy provide professional equipment and training for all scuba-related needs. Trainers work with divers of all ages and experience levels, leading basic through advanced classes for kids through adults. They also stay active on the water, conducting daily dive charters as well as weekly courses and monthly diving expeditions.
Boasting a five-star certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Pompano Dive Center's seasoned staff enlighten aquatic adventurers during comprehensive snorkeling and scuba-diving courses. The crew welcomes divers into a practice swimming pool or aboard their custom-built boat, Sea Dog Diver. The vessel departs into South Florida's beautiful waters in search of marine wildlife, wrecks, and schools of fried fish sticks. The team helps pupils gain PADI certification and teach specialty courses such as underwater photography and freediving, the art of diving with only a single breath. The staff also mans a retail shop, which carries the full ScubaPro line and enough wetsuits to clothe all of Atlantis's top businessmen.
It's another world underwater, populated with life almost alien. Making the exploration of that world accessible is why the founders of Scuba Network opened seven instructional scuba centers throughout New Jersey, New York, and southeast Florida. At all of the locations, certified divers lead Discover Scuba classes that allow first-timers to slip into scuba gear and see what it's like to breathe underwater and sprout their first gills. For those left entranced by the experience, Scuba Network offers an Open Water Scuba Certification course, during which learn a variety of scuba techniques in a pool before embarking on open dives. Scuba Network also sells all the necessary equipment from brands such as Mares and Aeris, and also organize dive travel packages to exotic locales such as the Galapagos and the Mayan Riviera in Cozumel, Mexico.
Following in Ernest Hemingway's footsteps takes true dedication to the craft of writing—or a Grand Yacht Club cruise. The club's Hemingway's Holiday excursion, which lasts up to 14 days, whisks voyagers off to the iconic author's favorite adventure spots, from the Florida Keys to the islands of the Bahamas.
The club's cruise packages aren't all so lengthy, though. The beachside Millionaire's Weekend, for example, consists of two cruises and various alfresco meals spread over three days. The fleet of spacious vessels, which house up to five bedrooms apiece, are also available by the hour. Watersports equipment comes free with each charter trip, allowing for plenty of jet-skiing, fishing, and competitive ice cube-making.