I know this is a very open question but here goes,
I often talk to a good friend of mine about opening a dive centre together. We love to dive, long dives and dive for as long as possible and that is what we would like to offer our customers (not, as soon as we hit 50 mins we surface). We have done lot's of diving together in the Philippines and thought about something there. Perhaps Bohol.
My question is, how far would £80,000 - £100,000's get you with opening a dive centre in the Philippines? Would it cover the costs for a new boat, decent compressor, say enough full sets of equipment for say, 10 divers, 20 tanks and all the insurance costs? May be a shop would need to be rented with a toilet, shower, electricity to start with to be in our budget?
We could offer courses, but would a diver centre survive if we just offered diving to qualified divers? Like I said, we would aim at not having a time limit on dives. May this bring in more divers?
I know what I have said is very brief, but I am just trying to get some thoughts going.