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42 years old, Dutch Worked in Statia in 2008 and came back on 2010 PADI course director

42 years old, Dutch Worked in Statia in 2008 and came back on 2010 PADI course director

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42 years old, Dutch Worked in Statia in 2008 and came back on 2010 PADI course director

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  1. Mike Harterink • 42 years old, Dutch • Worked in Statia in 2008 and came back on 2010 • PADI course director • Co-owner of Scubaqua and Dive Statia dive centers

  2. Ingrid Walther • 43 years old, Swiss • Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management with a specialization in marketing • Arrived in 2006 in Statia • CMAS & PADI dive instructor • Co-owner of Scubaqua and Dive Statia dive centers

  3. WHAT IS DIVING? • Dive industry • Why diving? • Certification levels • Job opportunities • DIVERS COMING TO STATIA • Where are they coming from? • How are the revenues spread on the island? • What about the future?

  4. Dive industry What is diving? • Dive industry • Why diving? • Certification levels • Job opportunities

  5. Dive industry • Worldwide business • Professional diving started more than 100 years ago • Leisure diving exists since 1950 • Nowadays it is one the most important branch of tourism

  6. Dive industry

  7. Why diving? • Diving is fun! • Mankind always wanted to explore new worlds… • We know more about the moon than the ocean… • You see more life on 1 square meter of coral reef than in 1 hour of walk in the forest

  8. Why diving? • Diving = meet new people • Diving = travelling • Diving = additional knowledge • Diving = awareness of nature • Diving = keeps you fit…

  9. Underwater beauties

  10. Fauna & Flora

  11. Fauna & Flora

  12. Wrecks

  13. Historical dives

  14. Certification agencies

  15. Certification levels

  16. Job opportunities • Captain, compressor man • Divemaster • Dive instructor

  17. Dive industry Divers coming to Statia • Where are they coming from? • How are the revenues spread on the island? • What about the future?

  18. The Netherlands United Kindgom Belgium Germany France Switzerland • Europe

  19. USA & Canada • St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique

  20. How are revenues spread on the island? Diver (or tour operator) Airline company Stenapa Scubaqua Taxi Hotel Restaurants Car/scooter rental Shops Harbor office Gasoline company Tax office

  21. 1 diver on the island, his expenses for 1 week $190 $1’300 Diver (or tour operator) Airline company $30 $500 $15-30 Stenapa Scubaqua Taxi $175 $630 $500 Hotel Restaurants Car/scooter rental Shops $70 Harbor office Gasoline company Tax office $80 $10 $15

  22. 1 diver on the island, his expenses for 1 week +/- $2’135 without international flight 1’200 divers per year $2’562’000 per year $3’000’000 per year

  23. What about the future?

  24. Future • Increase of promotion • More hotels to be built: more jobs! • Additional airlines coming to Statia

  25. Future • Increase of dive tourism on the island makes the dive industry more sustainable for all!