Posted by Ken Kurtis on November 22, 2000 at 23:36:19:
In Reply to: Economies of scale? posted by Eins on November 22, 2000 at 17:59:10:
(Eins wrote) I'd like to hear more about why a class really means cost of $350.
Quickly off the top of my head:
Textbook - $40
Pool rental - $30/student
Rental gear - $100
Classroom proration - $30/student
Staff time (gear pulling, washing, transport, etc.) - $20/student
Handouts - $10
Avalon trip (w/boat, taxi, airfills, and covering instr. & asst. costs) - $75
Boat trip - $60-$100
Pro-rated insurance - $10/student
Pro-rated NAUI/PADI dues - $5/student
Instructor fee - $75-$100
C-card - $11
TOTAL - $466-$531
But your overall point is right. My estimate of $350 was off the mark.
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