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Scuba Schools of America

Proud DEMA Member for Over 26 Years! 

About You and Scuba Schools of America...

My name:
Rusty Berry

My job function in the company:

Years in business:
33 years

About Scuba Schools of America:
SSA is one of the oldest dive stores in the Los Angeles area . The store has been at the same location since 1959. 4000 ft retail store 15000ft pool, classroom , and lounge all at the same location. Open water training thru technical rebreather and instructor training.

Goal(s) for 2013:
To continue serve the diving community with unparrelled customer service and incredible adventure travel.

Greatest achievement in 2012:
To have our ScubaBSA program train our 300th Boy Scout.

About You, "The Professional"...

What I find most rewarding about my job:
To be able to show non divers a new lifetime pastime and keep them diving.

What I am most proud of (professionally):
Our incredible over qualified and underpaid staff.

Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
If you fail to plan you plan to fail.

Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
Opening another store.

About You, "The Person"... 

Favorite place to dive:
Farnsworth Banks Catalina island or Rangiroa, Tahiti

Most memorable dive experience:
Seeing my son on his first scuba dive.

Favorite quote:
Do you want to speak to the man in charge or the woman that knows what is going on.

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I'm a Virgo and like long walks on the beach :)


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