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Cayman Islands Trip Cayman Islands Trip
firediver57 - 12/15/2008 12:59 PM
Hard to imagine but there we were in the air looking down at Havana, Cuba en route to the Cayman Islands. We had been given the opportunity to go on a dive familiarization trip (or “dive fam” as it is called) for the SEAduction Dive Shop in Dunn, NC. My wife, Wendy, books trips and classes for them and I am a Scuba instructor there and they needed someone to go on this trip. They are going to start booking CaymanIsland trips and wanted someone to be able to have first hand knowledge of the islan...
Staying alive as a dive shop
firediver57 - 12/12/2008 12:54 PM
I wanted to respond to Greg’s blog but was limited by character numbers. A lot of the ideas he presented are good ones but the thing is that as the mom and pops get lean (and we are one) so do the distributors, and the advertising agencies, and most affiliated services. They aren’t really keen on starving or layoffs either. I have worked the last month at our shop without wages and it doens’t look to get any better. The distributors will give us better prices if we buy "X" amount of product but ...