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Divers wanted to find golf balls $100,000 year

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by diving4cash, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. SeaHound

    SeaHound Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: An international vagabond
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    So how do you go about this business? Call local golf fields and tell them you are coming to dive the pond their pond?
     
  2. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    yeah... like all those local golf courses haven't already had contracts for the past 20-30 years... :shakehead:

    This is not a "new frontier". It's already been conquered. Long before this thread even started.
     
  3. fullmoon

    fullmoon Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
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    So NOT cool when so MANY people are without jobs these days. I just joined this site and already my heart is broken:(
     
  4. trayzouave

    trayzouave Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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    Sea Hound there are a couple ways to get started. You can get contracts with local golf courses to dive their ponds or you can go through a company with existing contracts. mike s, it depends on where you are. There are many golf courses that have never seen a diver before, especially in the northern part of the country. I personally would recommend getting a contract with an established company to get started. It is a lot easier than trying to compete with everyone else at the beginning. You will probably want to contract with a few companies to get enough work to make the money that you want. After you learn the business the sky is the limit. Because of all the legal liabilities these days legitimate divers have have contracts with each course that they dive. In my business, I had contracts with 2 different companies, and I had planned on more. If you get your own golf courses, you will need to figure out how to compensate the courses for your time. That's right, I said it, you actually pay the golf course to dive their ponds. The companies that I dealt with usually paid 5 cents per ball to a new course and more for an established course contract with a good yield of higher end balls.
     
  5. Golf Ball Girl

    Golf Ball Girl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Who is still in business?
     
  6. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
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    Which business? Diving for golf balls? Or selling divers on the idea that they can get rich diving for golf balls?
     
  7. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. fullmoon

    fullmoon Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
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    :shark:Yeah, Mike on the Graphics! Very Monty Python. You made my day!
     
  9. Golf Ball Girl

    Golf Ball Girl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Who are you talking about? Who did you just call to check and see if they were still in business?
     
  10. inventor

    inventor Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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    OK, I'm gonna call 'em on this one. I live in Las Vegas, out of work, PADI AOW cert with 31 dives. Looks to be about what the OP has. Own all my own gear, two AL80's primed to go. My cell is off now, no income, but feel free to PM me with the details. I look forward to making a few bucks.
     

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