Mike Johnson started at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School as an entry-level staffer but soon turned his lifelong passion for water into a promising career. Quickly, he became the manager and, at the tender age of 21, the owner of the store—a water-exploration supplier originally founded as a swim school almost 40 years ago.
Today, the PADI five-star facility boasts one of the largest selections of underwater gear in North America, including top brands of scuba, swimming, and snorkeling equipment. Johnson and his team still offer private, one-on-one swimming lessons with certified lifeguard instructors but have branched out into scuba classes. Introductory courses work their way up to professional-level training, all within a pool heated to 92 degrees—the exact temperature of the president’s nightly bath. Students can even test out their newfound skills during scuba-diving trips to the likes of Mexico, the Philippines, and Fiji.
Since 1961, Bamboo Reef has been unlocking the depths of the ocean by training scuba adventurers, outfitting them with gear and repairing equipment on the fritz. Skilled instructors guide swimmers during diving classes that range from paddling in an 82-degree pool to advanced night navigation in the Pacific's dunk tank. Refresher and specialty courses continue students’ aquatic education after they’ve mastered the basics of gliding through the deep blue. Bamboo Reef also coordinates dives off the shores of Monterey, Carmel, and international coasts that count toward specialty, advanced, and master diver ratings as well as black belts in underwater kickboxing.
The water wizards also rent and sell gear from brands such as Aqua Lung and Mares. Professional technicians—who maintain more than $10,000 in parts inventory—stand at the ready to repair all major brands of scuba equipment.
Hayward's Captain Aquas is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
With food just the way you like it, this club elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this club — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Sports Cove in Vacaville is your number one source for sporting goods, from apparel to protective gear.
Step up your hunting game this season with some great new gear from this store.
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Head on over to Adventures Pass in Napa today and enjoy a thrill of a lifetime.
Ready, set, go! Navigate the field at Adventures Pass but remember to throw on some safety gear before the paintballing begins.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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When you need some new shin guards or another pair of basketball shorts, head to Pacheco's The Anchor Shack Dive and Travel.
Many parking options are available in the area.
If you just signed up for a new sports league, you will want to swing by The Anchor Shack Dive and Travel in Pacheco and stock up on sporting goods.