PADI is a pyramid scheme — the money is at the top...
Mason - AOW / Marketing
March 17, 2008 at 10:59:13
As a course director, you can probably make some money although there are too many course directors and too many IDCs. Other than that, as Fred says, you would need to spend big bucks on a dive shop or a dive boat with no guarantee of a fair return on your investment. There are way too many dive shops, especially in the resort destinations, so unless you're in bed with a big hotel, forget it.