Different locations and placement strategies for fugusubs can effect how much money is made with them. We ask that you rely on your own insights, information and business judgment, including the calculation of any numbers. That being said, we would like to present you with some considerations, circumstances and speculations to evaluate.
It has been our experience that where people can physically see our fugusubs, many will come over to look at them more closely; especialy divers. Many non-divers have told us they would like to try them also, as they like the protection that they offer. Many say they would like to get a scuba certification just to try it. Some high-profile locations could definitely prosper from walk-on traffic. Locations in or near hotels, popular beaches or cruise ships are recommended. Visible access is beneficial in securing walk-on customers.
Good marketing can secure a line of customers also. Fortunately, the global travel industry is well developed. Extensive networks of travel agencies specializing in adventure tours are already out there, around the world. There are travel agencies specializing in dive vacations and eco-tourism that could lead people to your physical location and your business website. People look for fun things to do while on vacation.
Local chambers of commerce or tourism ministries have websites that could possibly profile fugusubs as one of the fun things to do at their destination. Likewise, websites of some local hotels, dive shops or resorts may feature fugusubs as local specialty entertainment options, for the same reasons. If practical or desired, a measure of financial cooperation could be negotiated with other dive businesses in booking some of their customers for fugusub excursions. With the novelty of the fugusub experience, dive businesses all over the world may be interested in booking some of their customers for fugusub excursions. It could help them sell vacation packages with preferred clientele.
The use of brochures in hotel lobbies, airports, cruise ship docks, various ticketing booths or other high traffic areas is a proven method of drawing customers to specific locations. Strategically placed posters featuring vivid, eye-catching photos of fugusubs can do the same.
There are excellent diving magazines, newsletters and trade publications that can be used for your benefit. Focused publications can create customer awareness for any fugusub location through special interest articles and/or paid advertising.
Marketing considerations aside, there are other factors that will influence the earning potential of fugusubs. How many times they can go out in a day, is one of them. In a normal work day, with battery cartridge and air change-out capabilities, fugusubs can deliver up to four, two hour excursions. Night diving possibilities will not be considered at this time.
Some locations suitable for operating fugusubs may be more expensive or exclusive than others. Demand may be higher in some locations where affluence prevails. Prices can vary to reflect this fact. Catering to the few at a higher price rather than the many could be a successful strategy in some locations, but staying affordable in any good location is good advice for staying busy.
Where cruise ships and other “surges” of tourists arrive, many subs will go out more than in other locations.
People love souvenirs. Authorized hats and T-shirts with fugusub logos will also be part of the fugusub business. They could potentially add an estimated 8% to 12% per customer. Let’s guestimate that figure at 10%.
Some customers may also be interested in having their fugusub experiences filmed on videos. This could be a significant fee for a two hour dive, adding yet another source of income to any fugusub business.
Labor expenses may vary with location, but air fills, electricity, water and storage are certainties.
Charter yachts could be your area of interest instead of a shore based operation.
This could potentially be the most profitable way to utilize fugusubs. Let’s look at this for a moment. Charter yachts charge different rates for different sizes and qualities of their vessels. The very same fugusub appeal that motivated a customer to charter a ten thousand dollar-a-week yacht could motivate another customer in a higher income bracket to charter a one hundred thousand dollar-a-week yacht.
Whether you are interested in equipping one charter or a fleet of charters, the bottom-line question is; how many additional hours, days, weeks or months per year will fugusubs book for you?
We hope that some of the more serious interests approaching our website will punch out some of their own numbers on a calculator. Consider a fleet of fugusubs. Assets may already be owned or in place that could serve your fleet well. In the right location or locations, a fleet could potentially pay for itself in a relatively short time. We expect operations to develop regular and repeat customers. We are very much interested in developing partnerships in some places.
There are a number of locations worldwide that could certainly support a dozen or more fugusubs. However, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of locations that could support one or two here, two there, four in this place, six in that place, etc. Fugusubs could be a powerful draw to any resort or dive business.
Without question, the diving tourism industry is already well developed in many locations, with room to grow in this tangent of progressive diving. With the additional operating locations provided by charter yachts, operating locations can be found. A substantial fleet could be distributed worldwide.
Whatever the unique situation may be for any potential fugusub operation, we hope that you consider safety above all else in selecting locations to dive at. Some of you already know of excellent locations to operate fugusubs. Your personal knowledge, connections, finances, insights, experiences and intuitions all contribute to your ability to make a fugusub business happen for you or your interests. We hope that you join us in this exciting, progressive industry. Serious inquiries only, please.