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I am an Instructor Trainer with PADI/IANTD and have 5000 logged dives, and have certified over 1000 Instructors, at levels from Open Water Scuba Instructor to Trimix Instructor.
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|Wesley||09/01/12||10||10||10||Thanks for the information, I'll contract them .....|
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Hi Wesley, Congratulations on getting closer to realizing your dream and setting up a dive business, it really is an amazing industry to be a part of. I don't have exact statistics but cave/tec divers
A dive shop in the right location, with the right model, like any business can be profitable. For sure I recommend at least 12-18 months teaching experience ideally in a variety of environments, similar
Is dive gear included in the total price? Yes, except computers/compasses. Is it easy to find accommodation there when on the island? Yes. What type of accom is it? Apartments or hotels
Here's what we would charge from where you are; CPR 1st Aid course including e-book and certification card $76 (1 day) PADI Rescue Diver including e-book, certification card, pocket mask and reef fees
Due to local legislation our dive centre, and many others in the Caribbean can only offer work exchanges to resident nationals who qualify on economic grounds, and even then these are very rarely offered
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