I’m interested in starting a program that would promote DiveBuddy and local dive sites. Essentially, I’d like to advertise for dive sites that are willing to let our members in for free (or at a reduced rate)...to take some group DiveBuddy photos underwater and on the surface.
I’d be willing to provide dive sites with $2 in advertising for every $1 discount they provide our members with access to their facility. For example, if you’re a DiveBuddy member and you dive at Dutch Springs in PA...if Dutch Springs lets you and 4 of your good dive buddies in for free one day...that will save your group $155 (at $31 per diver entry fee). Dutch Springs would get twice that in local advertising on DiveBuddy (ie: $310). And DiveBuddy gets some wonderful group photos taken by members above and underwater. At our current rates, $310 would get you about 15,000 large banner ad impressions to all divers that visit DiveBuddy in your local area (ie: for Dutch Springs, we could limit the banner ad to PA, NY and NJ for example).
What do you think of this idea? Any suggestions on how this could be implemented? Is there a way we can involved local dive shops also?