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Snorkeling Class in Sun City West? You bet!

Snorkeling Class in Sun City West? You bet!

The EXPLORE! Adult Learning Program, sponsored by the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, offers classes for West Valley adults covering a broad variety of interests.

Snorkeling is a great way to be ready for your next cruise or underwater adventure and explore a new and fascinating world! Snorkeling provides both action and relaxation and is an exciting activity at any age that you can enjoy with a minimum of equipment and little training. Snorkeling is a great year-round activity, no matter where you live.

From exploring beautiful ocean reefs to discovering your local lake or river, there is a snorkeling experience near you. If you yearn to feel your weightlessness in water, to swim with the animals of the sea, and to admire the beauty the underwater world and ocean reefs, this class is for you.

Register for the EXPLORE! Snorkeling class and pick one of these sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays for 4 weeks at the Beardsley Rec Center pool:

  • Session I (6 to 7 pm) Feb 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26
  • Session II (7 to 8 pm) Feb 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26
  • Session III (6 to 7 pm) Mar 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25
  • Session IV (7 to 8 pm) Mar 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25

Each class is limited to 8 participants. The Snorkeling Course is $50 and includes instructor, use of mask, snorkel & fins. Because the course utilizes a Rec Centers facility pool, this class is open to Sun City West rec card holders only.

 Join instructors Paul Wagonseller and Fia Lundberg, co-owners of Scuba Professionals for a great time learning to enjoy the underwater world.

 Instructor Paul Wagonseller is co-owner and General Manager of Scuba Professionals and is a qualified Scuba Instructor and exceptionally experienced in teaching safe scuba courses including beginning, Advanced / Expert, SafeAir Nitrox, Rebreathers, Technical and Instructor Courses. Paul has been awarded as a Platinum Pro Diver with over 12,000 dives and he is also a Platinum Pro Instructor having certified over 10,000 students! He created one of the largest Dive Master Programs in the U.S. and has organized well over 1,100 safe dive trips and vacations from local Arizona lakes to the soft coral capital of the world – Fiji!

Instructor Fia Lundberg is co-owner and President of Scuba Professionals and is a keen scuba diver and has been certified for 20 years. She dove in exotic places such as Oman, Dubai, Egypt, Bali, Thailand, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Fia is a Swedish citizen who fell in love with Arizona many years ago when she came as an Exchange student. She’s been living in the Phoenix Valley for five years.

Signing up for EXPLORE! classes is simple. You can register in person at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center Administrative Office at 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; or check out the complete class schedule at and sign up there. Program Coordinator Tamra Stark is available to answer your questions or help you with registration at 623-544-6194 or

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  1. judith connor says:

    I would LOVE to take this class but have a conflict on Feb 3rd, and i will not be in town March 16/18…… i don’t know if they would allow me to somehow make up that first class….or wait until it is offered again. I have snorkeled, but have been scared to death, because i had no training..but i was never,ever, again going to be at the great barrier reef, and there was no way i was not going to snorkel ever if i had never done it, ever, before in my life

  2. Multimedia says:

    Good morning Judith, give Program Coordinator Tamra Stark a call and ask her if there is some way you could still participate in this great class. Her number is 623-544-6194. Good for you for overcoming your fears at the Great Barrier Reef!

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