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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 following discussions are presented in reverse chronological order (the most recent post is at the top).
Survey Results: A Look At Dive Instructors Who Did Not Renew Their ‘Teaching Status’
The “economics” of the dropped-out scuba diving instructors. Their reasons. Their profile.
A Prop Gun. A Power Bar. A Dead Diver. What do they have in common?
The role of standards & procedures, quality assurance, and dive instructors in keeping scuba divers alive.
Good News in Q3: Scuba Diving Certifications in The First 9 Months of 2021
Entry-level open water certifications rebounded in the USA in Q2 & Q3 but are still below pre-pandemic levels.
Should eLearning Be Free in The Scuba Diving Industry?
Can there be a balance between online learning being a profit center for dive training agencies and a simple…
DAN Europe, GUE, and Halcyon Support Dive Industry Market Research by The Business of Diving…
Scuba Diving Industry Market Size & Statistics: 2021 Edition
Scuba Diving Equipment Market Size 2021–2025
The global recreational scuba diving equipment market size was valued at $1.95 billion in 2019 and is forecasted to…
Final Numbers on Dive Gear Sales in the USA in 2020
Scuba diving, snorkeling, and freediving gear sales during the COVID-19 pandemic year. Market research report.
In which part of the scuba diving industry should I invest?
Who stands to gain in a renewed dive industry? Which dive gear brand? Scuba diving training agency? Dive resort? Local…
Scubanomics is Conducting a Study on the “Economics” of Being a Dive Instructor
Survey for scuba diving instructors, instructor trainers, and course directors — active or retired.
Scubanomics’ Exclusive Industry Survey Results on Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Awareness, intent to participate, participation rate, satisfaction, and dropout rate for scuba diving, snorkeling, and…
What is tankless diving? Is it good or evil? What does it mean for the scuba diving industry?
Surface-supplied air dive systems. What is it? Who is it for? Is it diving or snorkeling? Could it help to revitalize…
Misleading SSI 2020 Scuba Diving Certification Data
A closer look at a recent SSI press release about dive certifications in the USA during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scuba Diving Gear Sales in 2020: A Full Year of Pandemic
Sales of dive equipment (Scubapro) compared to other outdoor industry activities.
The Lowdown on PADI’s Mermaid Training Program
After NAUI and SSI, PADI now has its own mermaid training program. What is it? How does it compare to other mermaid…
The State of The Scuba Diving Industry After a Year of Pandemic
Where does the dive industry stand? What should we expect for dive travel, scuba certifications, and dive gear sales in…
Deadly Fire Aboard the Conception Dive Boat: Causes & Recommendations
What happened on Labor Day 2019 in California? How can we prevent such scuba diving and maritime accidents from…
Scuba Diving Industry 2020–2021: How bad is it? What’s next?
The latest on scuba diving certifications, dive travel, and gear sales in the middle of a pandemic
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Also from Darcy Kieran and The Business of Diving Institute:Reference book: Scuba Diving Industry Market Data & Statistics: 2021 Edition.Guide book: Your Career and/or Life as a Scuba Diving Instructor: How to make a good living out of your passion for scuba diving.Tools: Scuba Proud promotional products to help you recruit more student divers, dive buddies, and instructor candidates.
What now? You may be interested in the complete Scubanomics Table of Content.