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About You and Scuba Guys' Dive Shop...
My job function in the company:
Owner - Instructor
Years in business:
About Scuba Guys' Dive Shop:
Scuba Guys' Dive Shop is located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. we have been a Store Front Dive Store for 13 years but have been teaching Scuba for over 23 years. As an ACUC Instructor Trainer Center we can teach all levels of divers from snorkel to Instructor levels right here. When we first got started, we rented retail space, eight years ago we purchased our own buliding and have been growing ever since. Best move we have made yet! Along with teaching scuba, we do recovery and inspection work with some of the best equipment available. We work with our community by introducing snroeklling and scuba to High School Student as part of their curriculum, we host many introductory sessions around the province, and aid our local Search and Rescue. With our strong desire and support from the Diving Community, we expect that our business will continue to grow.
Goal(s) for 2013:
We are hoping to purchase and ROV for inspections and recoveries, and we will be completely re-doing our shop exterior and interior.
Greatest achievement in 2012:
Seeing our business sales grow to more that double our previous year.
About You, "The Professional"...
What I find most rewarding about my job:
I love scuba diving and always have, to teach others and share our passion is very rewarding.
What I am most proud of (professionally):
I am extremely proud of our reputation as excellent instructors and professinals, we are complimented all the time for this by our customers.
Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
"Being cheap is the most expensive you can get, get the right stuff the first time."
Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
I hope to be able to hire staff to work in the store to free up time for my partner and I to do more of the dive group travel.
About You, "The Person"...
Favorite place to dive:
I have always liked Cayman Islands.
Most memorable dive experience:
Truks and Caicos 2012 - Diving with Humpback Whales.
"Being cheap is the most expensive you can get."