Pacific Northwest - Vancouver Island Dive Centre and Charter Boat

Canada > British Columbia > Campbell River

Asking Price: Available on request

Cash Flow: Available on request

Sales Revenue: Available on request

Description:

Vancouver Island on British Columbia’s West Coast has the most temperate climate in Canada and offers some of the best cold water diving anywhere in the world. Campbell River is located half way along the east coast of the Island and has some of the most protected and accessible diving on the coast. 
Situated in growing coastal community, the recreation opportunities are boundless. Scuba diving is a year round activity here with some of the best underwater visibility anywhere. The winter months offer the best visibility up to 100’ (30m) and the summer is less but still better than what is found in southern Vancouver and Island locations. 
We operate a full service PADI Five Star shop with training, rentals, retail sales, equipment service and dive charters for both recreation and commercial dive community.
This is a long established business (35+ years) and has been shown steady growth in past three years with expanded services including a custom built 36’ (11m) aluminum dive charter boat.
The 1,800 square foot building has a renewable lease. Area is centrally located with lots of parking and street traffic. 
With a population of 35,000, the community is growing as both a central business hub for many natural resource industries and with the close access to wilderness offers some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities from ocean to mountain. 
It’s not just that we have good diving, we have great diving. This goes for almost every activity in the area from fishing, wildlife watching, golfing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, boating, sailing, skiing and much, much more. It is very much a top notch lifestyle community. 
Business has been very good even during the pandemic with significant growth over the last three years. There are many more opportunities to expand into other water based recreation as there is a lack in some areas of recreation services. 
In 2020, we had a custom aluminum dive charter vessel commissioned and it has become the premier operation on the West Coast of British Columbia. With capacity for ten divers, Ocean Guardian features a heated wet cabin, twin 300hp Yamaha engines, washroom and a front loading hydraulic ramp with built in DIVE ELEVATOR! It just has to be seen to appreciated the clever design put into this craft. The smaller capacity allows for high level of personal service which has received rave reviews since operations began in January 2021. 
The market area includes British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State for starters and already we are receiving bookings into 2023 from Europe as word spreads about the quality diving and exceptional vessel. The local Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) has recognized scuba diving as a component of their tourism promotion function and have started global marketing initiatives. 
Listing is for a share sale which includes all physical assets and marketing work with new website and growing social media presence. There is a large community of local divers supporting the shop and courses are running year round. 
Sale includes two Jordair compressors, rental gear (full kits including drysuits), retail stock, service tools, 2017 shop vehicle (Honda Ridgeline), 2021 Eaglecraft built 36’ (11m) aluminum vessel. 
Current owners willing to offer transition for training and developing local dive site knowledge essential for charter operation. 

Reason for Selling:
Owners nearing retirement

Expansion Opportunities:
Community needs ocean activity rentals like kayaks and SUP. Also potential for water taxi work with high speed dive boat/landing craft capabilities.

Offered Support for the new owner:
Owners will continue up to one year.

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