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Statistics on divers from China?

Discussion in 'Greater China' started by OnTheSpot, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,774
    5,931
    113
    I really can't comment on how the dive industry sees this (if they are even aware of it). I am not a dive professional but a marine biologist who uses SCUBA in pursuit of my research and underwater filming. Certainly the number of Chinese who at least try diving has increased significantly over the past two decades as the Chinese economy grows and more people benefit from it.

    I have observed some groups of Chinese with really poor water skills in places like Palau but have no knowledge of what dive-specific training they may be receiving.
     
  2. japan-diver

    japan-diver Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
    1,538
    239
    63
    The industry looks poorly at people paying for a cert without doing a course or a poor course but this is not unique to China but can be found anywhere there are a large number of divers and folks with money.
     
  3. Dany_1984

    Dany_1984 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Hangzhou
    8
    1
    3
    Hi divers!
    There's anyplace here on scubaboard forum where contact divers from different countries?
    Next august I will move to live near Shanghai (kunshan-suzhou) with my wife and I would like to know other divers that live in the same area.
    thank you all

    Daniele from Italy
     

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