Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef

  • Dive Center For Sale - Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef
  • Dive Center For Sale - Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef
  • Dive Center For Sale - Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef
  • Dive Center For Sale - Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef
  • Dive Center For Sale - Partner for New and Unique Diving Adventure on Great Barrier Reef

Australia > Cairns, Queensland > Fitzroy Island

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Sales Revenue: Available on request

Description:

Due to operate from Cairns in tropical North Queensland, Australia we offer a new, unique and exciting way to experience the world’s largest living landmark by diving the Great Barrier Reef in a 3 man mini-submarine.

The submersibles are three man (one pilot, two customers) mini submarines. When submerged, they operate at ambient pressures, are self-contained, not tethered and free to move to wherever the pilot can maximise the customer experience. They travel up to 4 knots, forwards and backwards, can turn on their own footprint and hover in a stationary position. Each sub is fitted with lights enabling night diving. 

The subs are effectively large motorised diving bells. Customers duck dive into the sub and once in, sit up the waist in water, the upper half being in a constantly refreshed air bubble. As with any dive, passengers are required to equalise as the sub descends. To enhance the ‘just like diving’ experience, an accompanying safety diver is able to hand into the sub any permitted sea creature for a literal hands interaction with nature.

Around 15% of the 2500 daily visitors to the reef will go diving using traditional scuba gear. As you will no doubt know, a much larger number would like to venture underwater but don't because they are uncomfortable with the thought of using breathing apparatus. We offer an alternative method to go diving without the need to wear scuba gear.

The huge advantage over scuba diving is that customers can ‘share the moment’ being able to talk to each other whilst the pilot is able to give expert commentary. This is therefore , the only dive experience which allows underwater conversation.

The subs appeal to all ages, the young through to seniors who are still young at heart. The submarines also offer an experience to those with disabilities who might otherwise be unable to dive underwater. 

Fitzroy Island, with a 96 bedroom resort, is some 45 mins from Cairns. Extensive trials at the island in 2012/13 provided time to prove sales, develop operating procedure and ensure reliability through modification of the 2 submersibles and an extensive refit of the mother ship, Jules Verne. Night dives were a particular attraction and the resort are ready to market packaged deals of room / dinner/ dive. Breakeven was achieved, without any advertising or marketing on the days we operated

Cairns is the ‘gateway’ to the GBR with visitor numbers in 2013 up 15% overall. Visitors from China are up 45%. Visitors represent all ages, nationalities, social class and spending power. 

Highlights
   Innovative and unique true interactive dive experience - day or night
   Diving without the anxiety of wearing traditional scuba equipment
   Customers 'share the moment' - allows underwater conversation.
   Fully established and operationally ready to go. Company is debt free
   Future growth through franchising in any tropical location.

Reason for Selling:
Selling equity to a working partner who has the diving experience/qualifications to manage the diving operations and help grow the business. A fully costed 3 year Business Plan is available for this exciting business opportunity.

Expansion Opportunities:
The business is scalable and particularly lends itself to franchising. The model can be repeated in suitable locations around the coast of Australia as well as further afield. Not yet fully established means the boat, subs and all support could be moved to a different location for start up, perhaps anywhere in Asia.

Offered Support for the new owner:
Being a partnership, we will build the business together.

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