Posted by Ken Kurtis on November 23, 2000 at 22:34:54:
In Reply to: Re: Economies of scale? posted by Eins on November 23, 2000 at 07:52:21:
(Eins wrote) So, the question remains: how much does it cost YOU, the dive shop, not the student?
Arno, which part of "This is what it costs," wasn't clear to you? (And for the record, we pay our instructors $80/student for basic class - plus we ahil the gear to and from the pool and pack all the rentals, and will proably raise it in 2001.)
What I detailed for you are the actual out-of-pocket costs we, Reef Seekers Dive Co., incur when we teach a class. (And for the record, your snippy, holier-than-thou attitude is NOT appreciated.)
The pool runs us, Reef Seekers, roughly $100/night. We do three pool sessions. That's $300. Assuming 10 students per class, that's $30/student.
The Avalon trips runs us, Reef Seekers, $40 for the boat, $12/diver for the airfills, $10/diver (round-trip) for the cab plus we leave a tip for the driver. If we send 10 stduents with an instructor and an assistant (12 people) that costs us $744. Divided by 10, that's $74.40 which we round up to $75. (And we pocket the extra $0.60.)
Arno, over the months you have demonstrated a rermarkable quality for sometimes spouting less-than-intelligent opinions, in an effort to be clever, before you are fully cognizant of all the facts. Perhaps you'd like to re-think that method as (IMHO) it makes you look less than knowledgable or informed.
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, Ca.
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