The Scuba Diving Industry by the Business of Diving Institute (BODI)

Dive Industry Statistics | Market Data

Entry-level open water certifications rebounded in the USA in Q2 & Q3 but are still below pre-pandemic levels.

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After a disastrous 2020 and a rough start to 2021, the last 6 months (April to September of 2021) have shown us that there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

Let’s recap, starting at the beginning of the year.

Scuba Diving Certifications in Q1: January to March

In the first quarter of 2021, we witnessed…

Dive Industry Statistics | Scuba Instructor Jobs & Career

The “economics” of the dropped-out scuba diving instructors. Their reasons. Their profile.

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Throughout 2021, Scubanomics conducted a worldwide survey of scuba diving instructors. In the first article, we presented the “economics” of being a recreational dive instructor in comparison to a technical diving instructor. You can read that first part of our analysis here:

In this second part of our dive instructor…

Scuba Diving Industry Editorial | Dive Professional Career

The role of standards & procedures, quality assurance, and dive instructors in keeping scuba divers alive.

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You’re at a dive site with student divers. At the beginning of your dive, you notice that another dive instructor left a student unattended at the bottom of the ocean. You know it’s the first certification dive for that diver because you heard their briefing on the boat. You keep…

Dive Industry Strategy | Structure | Editorial

Can there be a balance between online learning being a profit center for dive training agencies and a simple promotional tool for everybody else?

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The dive industry is complex. Operating a dive center is like managing six businesses under one roof, one of which is a school teaching scuba diving.

A typical dive certification course includes three segments: theory, pool practice, and open water diving. …

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Updated on Nov. 1, 2021.

Below, you will find a list of Scubanomics news and editorial posts on the scuba diving industry.

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rogers

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The Scuba Diving Industry by the Business of Diving Institute (BODI)

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