Divers Equipment & Supplies
If you love to scuba dive, you should consider opening your own equipment and apparel shop.
Your shop should carry all the basics such as masks, wet suits, fins and hoods. You should offer a variety of equipment such as snorkels and dry sacks. Make sure you offer your suits and boots in many sizes, as even kids like to dive. They may also need smaller masks and belt systems.
More advanced enthusiasts may want to buy spear guns or underwater cameras to take on their journey. These people may also buy accessories such as waterproof bags. Some may even be interested in waterproof cases for their computers, or kayaks to expand their water sports interests.
You could sell a range of safety gear, such as BCD belts and regulators. You can also provide knives and lights, which may come in handy, and of course air tanks. Other safety gear might include backup oxygen, pressure gauges, and even watches.
Another area to explore is educational books and media packages that you can sell to help those interested in learning to dive. These people will need to learn about Scuba equipment and accessories before they are ready to swim beneath the surface.
To open your own shop, you should have a background in business and a vast knowledge of Scuba diving and other water sports. Top promote you new shop you can offer close out prices to attract local divers.
One thing is for sure, if you love scuba diving, you will find that having your own shop is a rewarding and exciting career.