Amazing opportunity in Spain to own your own dive and activity water sports center!

Spain > murcia > cartagena

Asking Price: 120,000 USD

Cash Flow: Available on request

Sales Revenue: 100,000 USD

Description:

New and exciting opportunity to own and run your own dive and activity center in one of the sunniest places in south east Spain .

Our center is a long-standing, successful business. It’s been operating over 20 years since 1998. Located inside a prestigious resort , which is one of Spain’s and Europe’s best 5-star sports resorts. Owned and operated by “Hesperia” who owns several successful hotels and resorts around Spain.

The center: 
We are a PADI and SSI diving resort center, in the commercial center front office location.
It is a turn key business, ready to open! We can assist you with a smooth transfer for you to become the new owners.
•	The center is approximately 90 2m inside, fully furnished and consisting of main reception, waiting area, classroom, equipment room, kitchen and toilet.
•	Outside area is approximately 25m2 and has a secure equipment drying lock up area and washing facilities. Parking area for vehicles and van to take out equipment.
•	Compressor room is approximately 15m2, holds 2 Coltri sub MCH 16 compressors, approx. 50 varied size tanks in a secure cage, plus tools and spares for servicing. A filling station for 8 tanks at 1 time. 

Equipment and assets.
We have a good range of quality equipment, new wetsuits, furniture, 2 compressors, approx. 50 tanks, a 9-seater minibus and more that comes with the sale of the center (please see assets list for full details and valuation)

Internet and social media presence.
•	Website
•	We are ranked in the first page and even top of the page for many key word searches.
•	Google business page, map locator, with mostly 5-star reviews and company profile.
•	Trip advisor, over 120, 5-star reviews on our company and services.
•	We are advertised on several websites such as Murcia tourist board official website
•	La manga club website, dedicated page to water sports and our company.
•	Facebook business page with nearly 1,400 followers and Instagram account both linked together through “Business suite”
•	We have online companies such as Neilson, sunbonoo, Murcia tourist board, Scubago , PADI Travel advertising our diving products.

The Resort:
Is a large area of 1,400 acres and it overlooks the Mar Menor sea, Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon which is the perfect place for all surface water sports as it’s shallow and protected just 5 minutes’ drive away.
Its home to 2 hotels: 5-star Prince Felipe, consisting of 192 rooms and 4 star Las Lomas with approx. 200 rooms.  
There are also many communities inside the resort consisting of over 2,200 privately owned homes with a population of around 5,000 people. Time share resort, many shops, banks, general community office, post office and doctor, bars and restaurants.
Competition: 
We are the only dive and activity center in the whole of the resort so no direct competition! We provide the water sports activities for the whole resort and also have many customers coming from the surrounding area and other resorts.

The Diving. 
We have some of Spain’s best diving and one of the top places in the med for marine life abundance and ship wrecks.
•	The Islas hormigas marine reserve has been protected since 1995 and is well known in Spain for its marine life abundance. Boats leave from Cabo de Palos which is just 10 minutes away by car, then another 10 to 15 minutes out of the port by boat.
•	There are also many world class ship wrecks in the area, most are thanks to the German U-boat that operated around this coast line in WW1, but also others sank due to storms and hitting shallow reefs life “bajo de fuera” which had over 5 ship wrecks around the base of the reef which is simply amazing.
•	La manga, Isla grosa and El farallón. This is also a protected area at the end of La manga strip, the 19km sandbar. This has some great dives, some ship wrecks out in deeper water and a reef called “la laja” where they have found ship wrecks dating back to Phoenician times and its an areological site of interest.
•	Cartagena which is 20 minutes by car away and has many great dives, a protected island of “Isla paloma” which is protected and growing fast. The CBA wrecks hosting ship wreck, harrier jet plane and also a helicopter, as well as several other reefs and islands and a beautiful cavern dive called “Cueva de la virgen”. There is also a nice protected bay called “cala Cortina”
The great thing about our center is we have all these different areas to dive, no other center offers such variety, over 20 dive sites!

We have agreements and contracts with several diving centres to use spaces on their boats, this keeps the cost of running a boat to 0 because you know owning and running your own boat can be expensive and problematic.

Other Activities
We decided in 2016 after many people on the resort was enquiring about other activities apart from scuba diving to work with other companies to provide a wide range of fun and adrenaline activities. This has really grown and makes the center a central hub for people to come and book these activities. The management companies on resort have been very happy with this service as it has saved them many phone calls, and hours of work ringing other water sports companies to arrange this themselves, they simply send the people directly over to us to give full information and make bookings. This of course increases the number of potential customers coming into the center and many of who would book other activities after. Please  see the list of activities we have available .
 
More details about this you will find later..

Airport and getting here: 
Murcia international airport is a fairly new airport just 30 minutes from the resort, there is also Alicante airport just over 1 hour drive north of the complex.
Just over 4 hours’ drive from Madrid.
Contracts and work relationships: 
With our 20 plus year relationship with La Manga Club resort and the hotels, we receive customers from the hotels and private accommodation and have a good working relationship with several of the resorts managers and staff to ensure we have a regular client base. 
Neilson sports resort is 10 minutes away. This is a new and reputable fully inclusive resort; they have several resorts around the world.
We have a contract to take Neilson resort clients scuba diving and snorkelling as well as for dive courses. First year of contract we gained just over 10,000€ worth of work in the first year of operation! This can be increased greatly when the resort re opens. 

We work with several water sports companies around the mar menor that provide the other activities we advertise on our website and in our center to take a commission for the bookings made.  We have good relations with these companies and they also can send divers and snorkellers as a reciprocal agreement. We had over 9,000 € of commissions from these companies and also some team building events we organise in 2019.
These activities have been growing each year after we pushed advertising and presence on the internet.
ACBRM and Tourist board : 
We are a registered company with the “association Centro buceos region Murcia” which is an association of over 20 diving centres in Murcia working together to change laws, ensure our companies are respected in this governments and legally registered.

We are a registered and fully legal “Centro de buceo” with a registered and legal “compressor room” to be able to fill your own and customers tanks.
Registered with the Murcia Tourist board as a dive and activity center and advertised by them as a recommended choice of legal companies in Murcia.

Future potential:
There is great potential for the future of Adventure Divers and Activity Center, as we have never advertised well to the Spanish diver’s market and we have only concentrated and had enough business from the UK and European tourist. 
There is also potential to gain more dive clubs and groups from the UK and other European countries by selling the dive and accommodation packages we have advertised and set up with the 2 hotels on resort.
The new airport is gaining new flight contracts from around Europe bringing in more foreign tourists.
Many Spanish people in summer holidays come to the coast for holidays especially from Madrid, this is a huge potential client base that we did not explore. In the port of Cabo de Palos has around 40 to 50,000 divers arriving every year! (ACBRM document for information)
Not explored the winter trade due to commitments in the Caribbean every winter.

Reason for selling, offered full time careers in the caribbean with an very attractive package for both myself and my girlfriend which would be silly to turn down.

Reason for Selling:
we have job offers in the caribbean full time now hence reason for sale

Expansion Opportunities:
Future potential: There is great potential for the future of the Center, as we have never advertised well to the Spanish diver’s market and we have only concentrated and had enough business from the UK and European tourist. There is also potential to gain more dive clubs and groups from the UK and other European countries by selling the dive and accommodation packages we have advertised and set up with the 2 hotels on resort. The new airport is gaining new flight contracts from around Europe bringing in more foreign tourists. Many Spanish people in summer holidays come to the coast for holidays especially from Madrid, this is a huge potential client base that we did not explore. In the port of Cabo de Palos has around 40 to 50,000 divers arriving every year! (ACBRM document for information) Not explored the winter trade, due to commitments in the caribbean each winter, now this is full time commitment and the reason we are selling.

Offered Support for the new owner:
Turn key business ! can assist new owner with smooth take over depending on when you purchase can be in person or via telephone or video calls

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