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About You and Desert Divers
My job function in the company:
Here at Desert Divers we want to give you peace of mind. I am Alex C. Huhn and I personally want to extend a reassuring hand to all of our loyal Desert Divers patrons. I promise to provide all of you with competitive prices and unparalleled service. I promise we will Meet or Beat any authorized competitors price and if our service is not to your standards I promise, we will make it right. Education Student Guarantee Desert Divers will stay with you as long as it takes for you to become a comfortable, confident, certified scuba diver or snorkeler. Teaching Philosophy Personal attention is the center of our teaching philosophy. The educational systems that Desert Divers implements allows us to cater our courses to our students needs. We are the only SSI and NAUI accredited facility in Tucson. Having both accreditations allows Desert Divers to better meet the dynamic needs of our students as well as offer world renowned scuba certifications. Travel Group Travel Desert Divers offers a wide variety of travel solutions from the Sea of Cortez and beyond. Your travel needs are met by a Desert Divers group leader who has experience with the location of choice. Our goal is to provide unique, enjoyable and stimulating travel experiences for our clients.
Tell us about your dive club or any fun promotional activities you do for local divers:
Twice a year our store plans DEMO events where we gather equipment from the store, and from our local reps in order to let our clients try the latest and greatest n dive equipment. We plan a few hours in the swimming pool and a big storewide events following that. This gives everyone the opportunity to try it before they buy or just come and get their gills wet. This events has been done successfully now two years running and we are only looking at ways to make it bigger and better! Eventually we see this as a big tent event with a try scuba swimming pool as well.
Your advice for someone wanting to open their own dive shop:
Owning a dive shop is a unique business proposition. For many owners the glamour of owning a dive shop may be in free trips and cheap dive equipment. Don't get me wrong, these are excellent benefits but be prepared to run a dive shop like a real business; Develop a budget (and stick to it!), pay your bills, and plan profitable growth.
Where I see the business in 5 years:
In five years, I see this industry undergoing a change from the established diver to a younger adventurer. This will bring freediving and other variations of the sport in to the spotlight and force us, as an industry, to accommodate an adventurer with dynamic tastes.