Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
Like sailing, scuba diving is a sport and arecreational pastime enjoyed by millions of Americans, and likesailing, thousands more people are taking scuba-diving lessons eachyear, so they too can enjoy recreational scuba diving.
The number onerequirement for starting a scuba diving instruction business is, ofcourse, to be a certified scuba diving instructor. There are manytraining facilities in the United States. However, the best and mostrecognized scuba diving instructors’ program is one that is provided byPADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors). The course willtake a few months to complete and will cost a few thousand dollars.Once certified, scuba diving instruction classes can be marketeddirectly to potential students via all traditional advertising andmarketing mediums. Or, the business can be partnered with an existingscuba diving retailer or charter boat operation. The bottom line isthat you can have a lot of fun, make a decent income and really enjoyyour work.