View Full Version : Looking for part time work in RI
September 21st, 2007, 02:14 PM
Hey guys, I am new to this forum (just joined last night) and was wondering if there are any dive shops near Bryant U that are looking for part time help?? If anyone knows of any shops or owns one, could you please PM me the info? thanks
September 22nd, 2007, 03:49 PM
well let me ask this.. are there any dive shops within like 30 minutes of Smithfield RI?
September 22nd, 2007, 09:37 PM
There is Kalypso dive in Smithfield, just of Rt. 44, Scbua Center in S. Attleboro, I don't know if either is hiring, but they would be the closest.
September 23rd, 2007, 10:12 AM
BU guy myself...tried what you are looking to do over the last couple years to no avail. Better off just diving and getting a job elasewhere
September 23rd, 2007, 11:33 AM
Thanks Swift1, i'll try there.
Danny D, what year are you? and why doesn't Bryant have a dive club!?
September 23rd, 2007, 12:38 PM
They have no dive club for a couple reasons. First because the dive shop that offered classes at Bryant's pool was aiming to take advantage of college kids and had such a high price for their class that noone even wanted to take it. Antother reason was that they were charging such a high price that noone wanted to do it. Finally I was the only diver there so the club would have consisted of me, myself, and I based on the past two reasons I just gave. Class...im older
September 23rd, 2007, 06:00 PM
those are all valid reasons. though i did see once a bunch of people in the pool doing a certification dive from what it looked like. there must have been at least ten kids.
September 24th, 2007, 12:18 AM
Another reason is that by the time the club gets up and running during the school year it is too cold for most people to want to go diving. Those are all reasons why I stopped pursuing a dive club there. Perhaps the mood has changed there, but that is what I have experienced since 2002
September 24th, 2007, 12:11 PM
I have already met a couple of divers here, so who knows... maybe a club is with in reach
September 24th, 2007, 01:19 PM
I say go for it then!
September 24th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Can you dive during the week? Lets get wet...
September 24th, 2007, 07:17 PM
I might be able to.... Mondays and Fridays are clear after 1pm for the most part. I will admit, I have never dove in New England before. It will be interesting. about what time of year does the water get too cold?
September 24th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Well what is too cold will greatly depend on where you generally dive. Usually in NE people will dive wet into October pending on the year even later some years. The combination of air and water temp is a big part.
September 26th, 2007, 12:13 PM
yeah, i love going swimming in early fall when the water is still a little warm and the air is a little chilly, so i know what you mean. i definitely want to go diving soon. want to go sometime in October? and do you go with a certain shop?
September 26th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Ill def go, but I don't go to any specific shop in RI. Whatever one is closest to fill the tanks
September 26th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Where do you normally dive
September 26th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Not in New England, I dive on the gulf coast, i really need to expand my horizons.
I stopped by Kalipso earlier and of course they are a family only business. but the lady was really nice and told me that someone from Bryant had come by and told her that he was getting a group of kids together to get certified. so hopefully there will be some sort of club here soon.
I'm going to go advanced hopefully before winter, so i will need to log some dives soon, hopefully we can work something out then.
September 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Well if you normally dive on the gulf coast you are looking at a totally different style/kind of diving. Here we wear thick wetsuits and vis can be low. You are going to want to log some dives before you go advanced around here. Thats good that someone is getting some divers together over at Bryant.
October 19th, 2007, 12:34 PM
October 22nd, 2007, 11:14 AM
The Scuba Center in Attleboro is currently moving - they're packing up to be out at the end of the month and don't have a new location as of yet (but they still ARE planning to re-open). Unfortunately, as we're heading into the slower dive season, I'd seriously doubt that any local dive shop will be hiring now. :(
October 29th, 2007, 12:03 PM
yeah, well if they move closer i will try and apply anyway.