Re: Where are all the divers?, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on July 08, 2002 at 19:10:29:

In Reply to: Re: Read it again posted by SLK on July 08, 2002 at 13:52:20:

SLK asked: " . . . if only 10% of the people who get certified ever beach dive again, how come there are not hundreds of boats in California to service the CA diving community."

1. Don't forget that's purely MY estimate. I have no hard numbers to go on other than my impressions.

2. Don't forget that a lot of people get certified out here and NEVER dive in California again but only do warm-water trips.

3. Finally, there are probably a lot fewer certified divers in the LA area than you'd think. My personal assumption is about 250,000 total. When you start factoring out those that only dive occassionally, those that only warm-water dive, those that won't dive with specific stores or boats, and stuff like that, it becomes a fairly small number of divers as a viable base.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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