Class survey results

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Posted by Davej on November 18, 2005 at 15:16:26:

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Here are the results of the initial class survey, I was surprised personally by some of the results and honestly by the pure number of responses I received. 52 exceeded my expectations by... say 51 responses :)

As local divers people are very active with 54.1 dives per year, or a little over 1 dive per week. The avg length of diving of 10.2 years was also a surprise, of course a few people dragged that average up with responses of 45,40 and 37 years. I'm not sure why there is a big drop between year 2 and 5, a fair number of 5 and no responses in 6,9,10 and only 1 in 8 and 9. After 10 it picks up to be 3-4 per year up to 18/19.

Next items of interest is that 75% of us dive with friends and 31-38% dive with other family.

Finally, and the big thing to our dive shop buddies out there.. SERVICE, and of course at a good price :)

Initial responses seemed to indicate that long term divers stick with one shop, as the responses increased that went away and it looks fairly evenly distributed in terms of who perfers to shop where.

I want to thank everyone that responded and encourage you to respond to the next survey... I need to do another survey for class... I'll be glad when this is over and I can get back to diving on weekends.

# of Responses 52

Diver Demographics
Avg # Dives Local 54.1
Avg # of Dives Overseas 21.1
Max Local 150
Max Overseas 60
How Long Diving (avg) 10.2 years
How Long Diving Max 45 (there was a 40 and 37 as well)

Who dives with us
Spouse 20 38%
Family 16 31%
Friends 38 73%
CoWorkers 18 35%

Why do we dive?
Hunting 13 25%
Vid/Photo 26 50%
Explore 39 75%
Other 25 48%

Top reasons to shop at a particular store
# Reason
Service 46 88%
Price 25 48%
Selection 20 38%
Location 21 40%
Convinence 25 48%
Hours 2 4%
I always have 2 4%
Like the people 5 10%

Where do we do our shopping

All (52 resp)
One Store 52%
A Few 25%
Online 37%

Calif Only (16 resp)
One store 10 63%
Multiple 6 38%
Online 6 38%

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