The U.S. North Central Diving Community
by Gene Muchanski
Dive Industry Foundation &
Dive Industry Association, Inc.
Welcome to our breakdown of the U.S. North Central Diving Community, also known as the Midwest Territory. DIVE LOCAL defines the North Central Territory to include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. It also includes the South Central Canadian Territories of Manitoba and Ontario.
In our opinion, a Local Diving Community is comprised of at least Four Core businesses; the Local Dive Stores, Dive Boat Operators, Dive Clubs and Diving Instructors. Industry Professionals in these groups work every day in the community to 1) Teach Diving 2) Sell Diving Equipment 3) Take people Diving and 4) Keep Divers Active in the Recreation. These groups are the Four Pillars of every Local Diving Community.
Local Diving Community Professionals are supported by a number of Industries that specialize in Diving. They are; Diving Equipment Manufacturers, Certification Agencies and Travel Businesses.
The mission of DIVE LOCAL – NORTH CENTRALis to define the number of Industry Professionals and Dive Businesses in the Territory and determine the economic impact of this community. This website addresses the following participants and activities.
FOUR PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY
- Dive Stores
- Dive Boat Operators
- Dive Clubs
- Diving Instructors
- Dive Equipment Manufacturers
- Dive Certification Agencies
- Dive Travel Industries
- Industry Related Non-Profits
- Local Dive Media
LOCAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
- Annual Dive Show – Chicago, IL
- Our World Underwater Dive & Travel Show, February 17-18, 2018