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#3853
Diving participation rate
Airworks - 9/03/2020 2:34 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 13

A good friend of mine, and former dive buddy, has recently decided to give up on scuba diving completely.
Of the six buddies I regularly got wet with since 2014, only one continues to dive, but only once or twice a year.
I keep hearing that the scuba diving participation rate continues to drop, and have noticed this within my sphere of influence and relationships. The current COVID pandemic has had some impact on that, but studies have shown that the participation decline began way before it.
If you have been diving a while and have noticed the decline as well, what do you think are the factors contributing to it?
If you have personally stopped diving, or have lessened your involvement, please share your reasons for doing so.
The Answer Choices are limited to 5, but maybe there’s another answer not listed. We’ll call it "Other", so please explain what that is.
Thanks for taking the time!
#3197
geogator - 4/28/2021 7:20 PM
[Choose #4] Recently became a primary caregiver for my disabled wife with Early Onset Alz while still working my full time job and raising our teens so I have no time or funds presently. I’ll return someday though.
#302
CarlaSea - 10/03/2020 11:20 AM
[Choose #2] My dive shop closed last year changing my every other year international trips. I dive trip a few times a year in FL. On most trips there are a couple new divers.
#4350
Bmax - 9/28/2020 6:28 AM
[Choose #4] I had a death of a dive buddy. Not dive related, but did happen on a dive trip. Since then our whole dive club slowed down on diving.
#1507
Jase - 9/19/2020 8:18 PM
[Choose #2] With a change in work, I struggle to get time... but am still getting wet as much as possible
#3853
Subscribed
Airworks - 9/04/2020 4:37 AM
[Choose #3] Still diving regularly (almost every week), but having tough time finding consistent buddy
#17759
LatitudeAdjustment - 9/03/2020 9:37 AM
[Choose #1] My wife has ALZ and I need a sitter to go diving so it’s limited my diving, no boat or liveaboards anymore