How is a dive shop like a coral reef? Both are something divers need and love.
Coral reefs do just fine without people around, but for dive shops it’s the opposite. They depend on a steady flow of customers to cover staffing and numerous operational expenses. It’s a scary time for dive shop owners, but there are things we can do to help – even if we’re experiencing lean times ourselves.
You don’t have to buy a new BC or dive computer to help out your local dive shop (but they would love it if you did); the little stuff helps too. If every diver bought just one small thing, a bottle of defog or wetsuit cleaner, it could make a massive difference.
Whether you have disposable income or just some extra free time, here are 16 ways to support your favorite dive center or resort.
Do you want to develop your dive skills, learn something new and expand your scuba knowledge? Did you know that you can learn new skills related to diving without going underwater? You can! Check out some of our favourite courses that you can take online… from home!
Are you planning to take the next step and complete a new PADI certification? To help get the most out of your course, try these five tips on being refreshed, prepared and fit to dive.