One of the best PADI 5* Dive Centres in the Canary Islands -Oustanding award

  • Dive Center For Sale - One of the best PADI 5* Dive Centres in the Canary Islands -Oustanding award

Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria

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Are you looking for an established PADI 5* Dive centre, that is COVID-safe,  in a popular tourist location, where you can dive all year AND Tourists flock here all year around?  

This is a very special opportunity.  We have a large garden which makes us 'COVID-safe', one of the best dive sites in the area just 5 minutes away, and a stable, experienced (small) team of dive professionals who know what to do to keep the customers happy?   Then start thinking about this dive centre in the Canary Islands...

For a European divers the Canaries will be the 'go-to' dive destination for the next 2-3 years, as the far east, Red sea, and much of Oceania are either closed to visitors or unattractive due to COVID restrictions and diver fears about being 'trapped or delayed' during travel.

I have had a load of fun building this dive centre into one of the top centres in the Canaries, over the last 16 years, but I have now reached retirement age and need to start enjoying life in a more relaxed way.   

We won the PADI Outstanding Achievement award for 2018! the top award in Europe!

This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the leaders in a marketplace, who has a strong sales plan and an active returning customer base.

The dive centre is highly respected with experienced Instructors, and facilities that are the envy of most of the other owners on this Island.

 We are next to one of the best diving areas in the Canaries (The El Cabron Marine Reserve), with  over 12 dive routes within 5-10  minutes drive. You can show customers angel sharks in winter, rays all year, and rarities from the Canaries and the African coast. 
Our facilities are four times the avaerage in space, and include a large garden, so everything takes place outdoors - briefings, training, kit set-up and cleaning.  This significantly reduces the risk of COVID infections and is a key reason for a constant (if weak) flow of customers at the moment.

On the training side we are ranked just in the top ten PADI centres for the Canaries, but have higher than average e-learning, continuous education and feedback scores.  This gained us a major prize, and the marketing of this prize has already resulted in increased demand for courses.

The key to our success has been a clear marketing plan with a highly segmented marketing approach.  This has led to us having leading positions in Search engines in many sectors and markets  This web dominance  also drives the high-end business to us, so unlike many centres who want to compete for the customers who have no money, we cream off the more attractive customers.

The use of good web technology  helps us achieve a high sales to enquiry ratio, making sure we get an unfair share of the customers who enquire by web.

Around three million tourists visit Gran Canaria every year giving a huge potential market, and making this a twelve month business, where we can dive locally about 98% of the year.   

And what is the lifestyle like ?  Gran Canaria is relaxed, civilised, peaceful, modern and makes a great place to live.  The climate is sub-tropical so is warm all winter yet not too hot in summer due to the trade winds. Las Palmas has the title of the city with the best climate in Europe... no heating bills in wnter or air-con in summer.  There are plenty of good facilities and infrastructure .. Fibre to the house and 4G, plenty of flights to all over Europe 
This is therefore a serious operation underpinned by sound marketing and business practices. 

  I am looking for somebody with good business skills and experience, and probably good language skills to take it to the next stage of development.   There are so many small sectors where a bit of focus (or refocus) will add new markets or expand existing ones.  It will suit a couple who have multiple languages between them.                                                

Reason for Selling:
It is time for me to retire! I am 68 years old now.

Expansion Opportunities:
Here are a few of the opportunities: Market 'A' - Our website pages need updating, mproving in this language. More focus will bring more business because of a simple advantage we have in this market. Market 'B' - In this language we have a small presence but it is important for winter.. more translatioons, improved pages etc. Market 'X' - For many years this has bubbled but not been strong, yet suddenly this year (after a campaign supported by the Government) our area is suddenly attractive to this market and they are paying our prices. Market 'C' - This is a geographical sector which has been growing for us over the last 5-6 years. A refresh of the web pages here could attract many more customers in a different age group. Demographic 'D' Cutting acros most of the above is the opportunities in a certain demographic. recent changes scored well with this group. Marketing strategy 'E' - After a couple of false starts with this promotional strategy I believe we are getting good value for money, and can replicate the sucess into current and new sectors. Market 'E' - this has actually declined over the years due to changes in our focus, and more intense competition. The trick here is to cream off the higher value buyers who are looking for more than just cheap prices.

Offered Support for the new owner:
Taking over the business at an operational level is pretty much a turnkey event as the team are long serving, experienced, competent and know all the procedures. However I recognise that to continue the growth and spot the new opportunities the new owner will need a lot of help with understanding the different sectors, and so I expect to provide a detailed hand-over. Also as there is a significant technical infrastructure to learn about for the web systems, I will be able to offer some ongoing support for the systems on a retainer basis.

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