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Never before has the entire underwater industry come together to share their success stories, expertise, and just plain 'ol advice. Leaders from travel to equipment, aquariums to scuba instructors, mermaids to boat captains, and everything in between are here in this one place. If you love the water, and want to know "how they did it" and "why they do it", your wait is over with this channel! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scubadivingpodcast/support

The Scuba Diving Podcast Kenny Dyal

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Never before has the entire underwater industry come together to share their success stories, expertise, and just plain 'ol advice. Leaders from travel to equipment, aquariums to scuba instructors, mermaids to boat captains, and everything in between are here in this one place. If you love the water, and want to know "how they did it" and "why they do it", your wait is over with this channel! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scubadivingpodcast/support

    How to Open a Dive Shop with NO $$$ before age 30... It's easier than you think! - The Host gets interviewed: James Carbary interviews Kenny Dyal

    How to Open a Dive Shop with NO $$$ before age 30... It's easier than you think! - The Host gets interviewed: James Carbary interviews Kenny Dyal

    James Carbary of Sweetfish Media interviews Kenny Dyal on dive training, dive business, why he loves it, and what happens next. 

    Ken started a dive shop from scratch, built it to success, and sold it less than 5 years later, all before turning 35. He now hosts The Scuba Diving Podcast and Channel interview show & produces Down to 60 video series through the creation of Sweetwater Scuba, a dive media company.  He is also the author of the kids books "How to Become a Scuba Diver" recently released (after this interview took place). It's available in select bookstores, dive shops, and Amazon.

    Ken believes the industry could easily be MUCH larger, if only the public had better access to simplified information, and we make it easier for them to enter this world.


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    • 14 min
    Dive Charter Boat Captain in one of the busiest offshore dive sites on Earth - Southeast Florida with Captain Tony of Black Flag Charters

    Dive Charter Boat Captain in one of the busiest offshore dive sites on Earth - Southeast Florida with Captain Tony of Black Flag Charters

    From shark diving to stormy weather, Captain Tony sees it all in the very busy West Palm Beach offshore dive scene.  

    He shares how to keep calm, keep an eagle eye out, and still enjoy it and have a blast amidst all the responsibility.

     From full charters to hosting Shark Week two years in a row and counting, his boats are popular, busy, and always getting wet.

    Tony shares all, and also what he does on his downtime for fun.


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    • 13 min
    With a MAJORITY of women Instructors, Boat Captains, and Divemasters, how has Suzie MacDonald helped defy the old norms?

    With a MAJORITY of women Instructors, Boat Captains, and Divemasters, how has Suzie MacDonald helped defy the old norms?

    Suzie not only runs an operation that has more women than men, she runs one of the largest in the Tampa Bay Area.  She also organizes and runs Training Workshops and Instructor programs for aspiring new instructors and boat captains. Suzie has so much to teach us about teamwork, hard work and organization, not to mention diving the Gulf of Mexico!  A great interview on deck of one of her own dive charter boats in port.


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    • 7 min
    How to run multiple Dive Shops and dive locations at the SAME TIME...successfully. -with Barry Olson

    How to run multiple Dive Shops and dive locations at the SAME TIME...successfully. -with Barry Olson

    Barry talks about his prior career managing not one, but THREE dive shops, a handful of pools, and what the recipe for success looks like. He also shares his thoughts on what makes a great dive shop and great instructor, vs one likely to fail.

    Barry has since retired from that world, but still stays active in sports, ice fishing, and running the dive operations and Guest dive programs at Walt Disney World Resorts.


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    • 15 min
    Running a PADI Instructor Training Facility AND a successful dive shop at the same time. -with Todd Yarbrough

    Running a PADI Instructor Training Facility AND a successful dive shop at the same time. -with Todd Yarbrough

    Todd has visited over 800 dive shops while repping for DAN (Diver's Alert Network), and runs a shop himself. He also hosts many local Instructors at his PADI Instructor Training Facility for IDCs. Todd has also worked extensively mapping local dive sites for published dive guides and Reef Cards.  Which of course means he gives us some GREAT insight on diving the lesser-known Panhandle of Florida.


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    • 10 min
    The dreaded Hyperbaric Chamber! We learn how dive accidents are treated, and are surprised to find out what else happens in there. -with Mitch Hall

    The dreaded Hyperbaric Chamber! We learn how dive accidents are treated, and are surprised to find out what else happens in there. -with Mitch Hall

    Mitch Hall owns and operates a Hyperbaric Chamber facility, and sits down to share some stories about what really goes on in those things.  I was SHOCKED to learn of some uses I would have never imagined. Not only for commercial dive operations, but for medical treatments the recompression chambers are used for that has NOTHING to do with diving.  




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    • 13 min

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