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#50975
Local dive center monthly memberships
Greg - 3/27/2009 10:08 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 187

Would you consider paying your local dive center a monthly membership fee for services such as the following:

- free air fills
- free annual tank inspections
- one free reg inspection (every two years)
- 1/2 price rental gear
- discount on purchased scuba gear and accessories
- discount on continued education
- free quarterly lunch or dinner with other divers from shop

List other items your dive shop could potentially offer as part of this monthly membership in the comment section.
#6816
Eric_R - 6/06/2013 5:23 PM
[Choose #4] I don’t want them to go out of business.
#198
DebbyDiver - 5/18/2009 12:17 AM
[Choose #5] I would pay a membership but less than $25/month
#52
trumpjk - 4/27/2009 8:26 AM
[Choose #5] Yes, I would pay however I don’t really have an amount in mind.
#335
Tsmith0711 - 4/25/2009 4:10 AM
[Choose #5] No, we would not pay. We own most of our own equipment, we don’t use the shop to dive. The people may change in the shop, whom we may not care for. We are going to drive 2 hours away for a dive shop we like for our advanced.
#54
CJR - 4/25/2009 2:36 AM
[Choose #5] Don’t do much local diving but would like to support the shop
#2636
rxatrix - 4/18/2009 8:24 AM
[Choose #5] My LDC has that service available for 50.00 per year
#23
jinbe - 4/07/2009 8:28 PM
[Choose #1] I go dive almost every weekend and dive 16 to 25 dives a month. $45 is much cheaper for me.
#181
dayton72 - 4/07/2009 2:17 PM
[Choose #3] be better if it was a annual price and had a family plan as me, my wife and son dive
#30
StonyDiver - 4/06/2009 9:04 AM
[Choose #5] Discount on continuing dive education classes
#133
Condor - 4/03/2009 6:49 PM
[Choose #5] We have a dive club and get most of the mentioned bennies for a lot less than $25 a month
#5643
tshark - 4/02/2009 12:54 PM
[Choose #1] This is a stupid idea because it makes sense we would all dive more with a program like this it would be a win win thats why it will never happen
#18
Dolphinkja - 4/02/2009 10:05 AM
[Choose #5] Family membership?
#1213
kwestby - 4/02/2009 8:12 AM
[Choose #4] If I lived closer to are area that allowed me to dive more frequently, then, yes I would pay for this type of membership. However, since I don’t, I answered no.
#325
AK - 4/01/2009 5:11 PM
[Choose #5] I am paying $75 a year for membership
#8590
dalehall - 4/01/2009 9:15 AM
[Choose #1] Even 45 bucks seems cheap for all that!!!
#2519
j34741 - 3/31/2009 8:07 PM
[Choose #3] A couple of dive shop around me have a scuba culb member ship by the year around $80 per year and includes the family members as well
#3187
sps3006 - 3/31/2009 2:22 PM
[Choose #4] I only use my local DS when I have to... and then the service is so bad Inever get what I really want or need!!
#1739
MDW - 3/31/2009 1:01 PM
[Choose #4] Yes for free fills and inspections, but no for the other services (already get 10% discount w/o monthly fee & free food)
#595
Wakemaker - 3/31/2009 11:57 AM
[Choose #5] No, I paying dive shop for monthly membership. Dive shops with THEIR OWN clubs are, in my opinion, a conflict of interest for the entire conservation community; shops should sponsor local clubs!
#20
jimzz430 - 3/31/2009 10:54 AM
[Choose #4] I use several dive shops, whichever one happens to be more convenient at the time.
#1100
Countess4sight - 3/31/2009 10:27 AM
[Choose #4] An annual fee would be better :)
#25
NocturnalFury - 3/31/2009 9:18 AM
[Choose #1] Discounts on dive trips
#75
ledzep0121 - 3/31/2009 9:01 AM
[Choose #5] i would pay $10-$20 a month depending on discount percentage
#1335
Pixel - 3/31/2009 8:32 AM
[Choose #5] I would. In South Africa for membership is yearly and costs from R300-R500. With Free air fills,discount courses and socials.
#315
pmombourquette - 3/30/2009 7:06 PM
[Choose #4] I pay a yearly club fee, free air, discount on rental & courses
#462
CalebL - 3/30/2009 2:37 PM
[Choose #5] I would pay a monthly fee for being able to attend weekly class traing that counted towards continued education and then pay extra for my check out dive.
#510
Reefdiver1960 - 3/30/2009 1:39 PM
[Choose #5] $10.00 per month
#2364
ScubaDubaDo - 3/30/2009 12:53 PM
[Choose #4] The fees exceed my annual costs on average
#870
TexasDiver - 3/30/2009 12:35 PM
[Choose #5] Dive shop in Houston already does something like this
#496
ChicagoVic - 3/30/2009 12:14 PM
[Choose #5] I would consider it...at least during the diving months. I live in Illinois and probably wouldn’t want to pay when the possibility of diving is zero
#3443
theop - 3/30/2009 9:20 AM
[Choose #4] it depends on the how much you spend on air fill/instections and etc ... check your credit card for the last year and do the match
#174
vanessar - 3/30/2009 6:39 AM
[Choose #3] I already pay a membership fee monthly
#15
Marisa - 3/30/2009 6:37 AM
[Choose #4] I think this is a great idea for those divers that own their tanks, however I do not own my own tank. So this is not appealing to me. I do own a BCD and regulator.
#2109
diverjay - 3/30/2009 6:31 AM
[Choose #4] I don’t feel that I get to dive enough to justify this monthly payment.
#2513
lreese2 - 3/30/2009 5:51 AM
[Choose #5] I don’t dive enough for this to do me any good.
#28602
RAWalker - 3/30/2009 2:22 AM
[Choose #4] Nice idea but it would need to be based on a cost effective yearly cycle
#5919
SCUBASMITTY - 3/29/2009 10:26 PM
[Choose #5] FREE WHAT ?AIR FILLS-TANK INSP,? NOT FREE IF YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT MONTHLY !!
#2271
Kevin_in_nj - 3/29/2009 1:57 PM
[Choose #3] it would need to be a benefit for me. even if it takes a few months to pay out.
#1348
outinaboot - 3/29/2009 1:30 PM
[Choose #5] not sure of the price but would do it if it payed off in the end
#754
NMGoose - 3/29/2009 12:48 PM
[Choose #3] Provide demo scuba gear.
#2137
Buzo - 3/29/2009 12:41 PM
[Choose #5] that is a great idea....provided you use it and not treat it like your gym membership.
#506
steelheadfish - 3/29/2009 10:03 AM
[Choose #4] free air should be standard for those who bougth their gear at the shop
#7104
BgDmbRngr - 3/29/2009 9:32 AM
[Choose #3] Make them differant level of memberships though. Like gold is full unlimited and silver is say, 2 air fills a month with what ever. And then they can tailor the membership to their needs maybe.
#5471
DiveBuddyChgo - 3/29/2009 5:44 AM
[Choose #4] I usually just buy air cards.. thats all I need from a dive shop.
#1961
LanceMeyer - 3/28/2009 10:44 PM
[Choose #5] I would Pay about $10
#2546
jreitz1 - 3/28/2009 9:54 PM
[Choose #5] I might consider an annual fee in the $25-45+ range, but not a monthly fee.
#1459
charstew - 3/28/2009 8:53 PM
[Choose #1] Great Idea Greg! I like that.. You’d have to have alot of people to make it work. The lunch is good to, grill dogs and burgers play music and put up a volleyball net. You have a good head on your sholders.
#135
JimSTX - 3/28/2009 7:04 PM
[Choose #3] $25 for all that is a deal or even for some combination of it. I’d accept a tiered system, as I don’t expect free air, inspections, etc plus all those discounts for that low price. I just can’t afford anything more.
#7346
UWnewbee - 3/28/2009 11:03 AM
[Choose #2] depending on what services would be in the contract of the membership
#5748
scubaTim50 - 3/28/2009 8:06 AM
[Choose #5] Don’t really have a "local" dive shop..wished I lived closer to diving...
#3091
divemaiden - 3/28/2009 6:35 AM
[Choose #4] I support 3 lds’s, it would be outside my budget to pay a membership fee to 1, let alone all 3
#10456
badintexas - 3/27/2009 10:16 PM
[Choose #3] anything that’s good for the dive shop and the diver.