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eaglehawk
posted : October 23, 2006 Post subject: how to make a well paid career out of recreational diving?
Hi guys , Im confused? I am an instructor currently working in honduras , and have been travelling and working as a pro for nearly 3 years. dont get me wrong i love my life , but at some point I am going to want kids and all that boring stuff , But I can never give up this lifestyle and go back to being a lemming in the uk! But I really am struggling to find a way of making enough money in scuba diving to settle , and really build a life , a family? on a regular pros wage? What are the options other than opening your own dive school? even then im not sure you make any real money?
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Smartypant
posted : November 10, 2006 Post subject: how to make a well paid career out of recreational diving?
Hi there,

this is a question every pro has to face at some stage, I found that you have to stop moving around, settle down in a good area for diving and work with a local shop but that is not going to be enough cash so you have a choice get another job or start your own dive operation, I know your going to say i don't have enough cash but once you have settled down with your partner then you have two wages comming in and you might be able get an invester to help you setup it is a huge undertaking but once you start it get easier as you go. It took me 3 start ups before i had enough cash to fund my own idea with no one outside cash investement, there are hundreds of business ideas you can use. I would play to strengths the banks will help you with your business IE funding, but your main strength is your huge network of people you know, after all the best plan is usless with out people paying. sorry for the long post but that is my opinion and it worked for me.

John

 
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