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Scuba Diving Resources

What is scuba diving? How to be credible when writing about scuba. Vocabulary. Equipment. Terminology.

Scuba Diving for Journalists, Writers & Authors: A Complete Reference Guide
Two scuba cylinders with air (not oxygen)! Photo by Laya Clode on Unsplash

When you write about something you don’t know, you can lose all credibility with just one wrong word. We regularly see this awkward situation happening when authors and journalists write about scuba diving. …


Newsletter

Dive industry market data. Instructor careers. Impact of the pandemic.

It’s been a while since we last talked. I hope the Summer of 2021 has been good (or not too bad) to you, and especially that you are staying healthy.

I only have a handful of topics to share with you. A handful is exactly five!

  1. I want to extend…


Dive Industry Statistics | Market Data

Entry-level open water certifications rebounded in the USA in April, May, and June of 2021 but are still below the pre-pandemic level.

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This article is produced as an addendum to our analysis of entry-level open water scuba certifications in the first quarter of 2021 in the USA.

Good News in Q2

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, scuba diving certifications were up in the USA, compared to the prior year.


Dive Industry Strategy | Dive Center Management

Thinking outside the box to improve the quality of the experience and generate adepts of the underwater world coming back to us, over and over again.

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Heads up: This piece is meant to be controversial to “shake things up”, and invite us to think outside the proverbial box and get better.

The famous discover scuba diving (DSD) or scuba tryout… It is a peculiar beast.

One of its purposes is to be a money-making activity for…


Dive Industry Statistics | Market Data

The global recreational scuba diving equipment market size was valued at $1.95 billion in 2019 and is forecasted to reach this level again in 2023, post-pandemic recession.

Scuba Diving Equipment Market Size 2021–2025
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In the face of a growing number of scammers offering expensive fake dive industry market studies online, the Business of Diving Institute is clarifying the current status of the scuba diving gear industry.

With a steady decline in the scuba diving participation rate (-4.6% average annual decline over the last…


Scubanomics Newsletter

New dive industry market data on the size of the industry, instructor careers, and the impact of the pandemic.

I hope 2021 has been good to you so far and especially that you are staying healthy!

In the last 2 months since we last communicated, I’ve continued to do my part to provide information on the health of the dive industry. …


Dive Industry Statistics | Scuba Instructors

Is it possible to make a living as a recreational scuba diving instructor? What to expect, financially.

The Economics of Being a Recreational Scuba Diving Instructor
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InDepth magazine and Scubanomics joined hands to conduct a survey from May to July of 2021 on the economics of being a dive instructor.

In the first article based on the survey results, and published in InDepth magazine, we looked specifically at the economics of being a.

In this second article, we will be looking at recreational scuba diving instructors — those without tech diving instruction credentials.


Dive Industry Statistics | Market Data

Open water scuba diving certifications in the USA per region and state in the first quarter of 2021

scuba diving statistics usa
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You may also be interested in: Addendum for Q2 (April, May, June) certification numbers.

While some parts of the planet are re-opening to scuba diving tourism, some regions remain totally closed, like Fiji and Yap. …


Dive Industry Statistics & Market Data

Scuba diving, snorkeling, and freediving gear sales during the COVID-19 pandemic year. Market research report.

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The verdict is in!

Sales of dive gear during 2020, at wholesale, dropped by 20% compared to 2019, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and freediving equipment.

Darcy Kieran

Entrepreneur | Executive | Author | Radio Announcer | Scuba Diving Instructor — #ScubaDiving #Travel #Watersports— #Miami #Montreal #Marseille

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