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    Starting a dive company at 18

    This thread may come out wrong, but i have always been curious of this...

    4 years ago, at age 18, I was honored to have the opportunity of starting Dive Zero Magazine/TV.

    You have to agree that scuba diving has a lot less younger people than other sports. Scuba diving's average age is 36, and i have only came across a few divers out there who have started companies in their teens/early 20's.

    I am just curious as to how old everyone was when they started getting involved in scuba diving or when they started a dive shop, company, etc...

    How old were you?...10?...30?...60?
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    I started at age 20 - I am now 40 - been diving the whole time with a couple of periods where I went as long as a year without diving - I dive a lot more now (and in the past six years or so.....).
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    i started at 13. im 17 now

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    I bought a scuba company in Chicago at the age of 21. Now i'm 23. Before that i owned and ice cream truck fleet which i started all by my self. That is how i earned the money to purchase a store. I also some other companies. Here is my store site BerryDiveCenter dotcom. Who did you site DiveZero? very good site!

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