This sounds like a post but after going through this with couples within the last couple of years during discussions for selling a dip business, I thought I would get it down.
The #1 factor to remember when referring to possessing a Scuba Dive Business from the tropics is the Principal reason Most of Us do it:
To live a tropical lifestyle on an island and dip whenever we need to
The achievement of a ski business and the actual gain comes from your high quality and simplicity of the life of its owners.
That’s the reason why 99 percent of scuba business owners in tropical areas are there. They would like to live the lifestyle on the island and dip they wish to. If all of us keep this in your mind, it makes things a whole lot simpler in selling/buying those businesses.
Allow me to record through the reasons why I personally, along with my friends, have made the choice to reside and own a ski diving business in the temples. DNS Diving Grand Cayman
Here would be the PRO’S
Owning your own business, handling it correctly and having the ideal team is completely achievable to allow you to work on your terms. I’ve friends who will manage in the cafe drinking coffee and wine, or devote its own surfing and to shut their dive operations. Business is great, and this is the way it runs.
Being your own boss; yes something most of us relish. It has many benefits from the day to day, but even more than this it makes us feel good. Being a grasp of our own fate and achievement (and potential failure of course) is a fantastic place to be for people willing to accept responsibility.
Duty? Yes, this is sometimes a burden on a number of people. In case the business thrives or if it dwindles, this lands on our shoulders.
You may try to blame anybody or anything else (that the Global Financial Crisis has become the preferred to attribute in the last couple of decades…), but in fact, it is our boat to maneuver. Both into blue sky and waters, or on the stones. You’re still the Captain, although the weather will go and come. Where and how the ship sails you control.
The friends we’ve made out here in the tropics are among the significant benefits of the lifestyle. They have a terrific open mindset, by simply being one of the groups of individuals keen to”throw off bowlines” and reside someplace new.
High Standard of living
This segment, in my view, is a significant high point of having a scuba diving business from the tropics. Till you have tried it, do not belittle it!
With residing in largely a growing country the price of labor is reduced. There is A housekeeper a part of existence, although a luxury. I can not recall the last time that I touched on dishes or a vacuum cleaner!
goes for laundry as housekeeping. I drop them at the basket and”as though by magic” they’re clean, ironed, and folded back into my own wardrobe! The machine does not ever touch or fold clothes and put them away. That is a big recapture of hours of your life…
I don’t have any children (disclosure) but ALL my friends do, and among the principal reasons they’re living life is they may have a fulltime nanny for the children. This frees up life tremendously.
Not to mention that they do not see their children, rather the contrary. E.g. we would take a day off to visit the shore, Alice would phone her grandma in the home and have her catch all 3 children ready for the shore, by now WE get into the home 15mins after, all children, beach-ready’! We all do is select up’em, go perform!
Do NOT underestimate how much fun/play time you’ll have with your children whenever you have Nanny-support! And at a price which we can all manage here…
All of the children I know here in the tropics are gonna go to go to the very best international college in the nation. This really is affordable in developing countries. Add to the worldwide nature of school attendance and education is great.
And do not be worried about the academic degrees, 2 children from among the colleges here in Fiji only went to Oxford University in the UK this season!
That I know that it sounds absurd, but using a weekly totally washed and thorough car is something that I adore here. My automobile is sparkling with the scuba equipment I slid into and from the trunk of it!
I really like gardening, allow, I begin with there. On the other hand, the necessity to reduce the grass every 10-14 days (that is actually the tropics and what DOES grow damn fast!) Does wear you down. So ALL people have anglers that do all of the boring grunt and difficult work in the backyard (unless I have an impulse ). This frees me to perform.
Affordable Cost of Living
Cost of Living
The total cost of living in the island countries is finally reasonably priced.
Fresh fruit and veg and local delicacies can be found and inexpensive, to say the least on most islands. Since it has not spent at a polystyrene box at a ship that is refrigerated, Along with the fruit tastes genuine! Nothing like pawpaws off the shrub in the backyard, and fruit in the current market lol!
Neighborhood restaurants are great (select your country sensibly… I knew somebody who purchased a dive center in Mexico but that loathed Mexican foods destined to fail!) And affordable. We eat half the time out!
The majority of diving destinations globally are in developing countries. The developed countries dollars (and Euros, GBP, etc, etc) are extremely powerful in contrast to any developing country local currency. This gives us much more purchasing power locally…
Purchasing a Home
Purchasing a home locally is quite doable for many business owners. And I am not speaking about flat or a flat on the 3rd floor. The majority of us after a couple of years have size homes.
And do not rule out broad decks and swimming pools. All business owner from the tropics. Bear in mind the prices in the developing countries are inclined to be a whole lot more manageable compared to developed countries.
Ah yes, the first thing got us into this business in the first location. And we do so. ? They will not be in the business more. You need to keep love and the magic of diving to produce this lifestyle rewarding!
Educate PADI If You Want
Perhaps you have just begun to instruct and are still REALLY excited to enter the pool daily with DSD’s. Hell, I love to jump and present the’magical’; of breathing underwater into want-to-be divers’ new set.
Yet on a chilly rainy grey morning… well… Not really much. Here is actually the boss’s innocence of course!