COVID-19 – Member Status

Dive Industry Association Member
Re-Opening Status
Post COVID-19 Pandemic
by Gene Muchanski, Executive Director
Dive Industry Association, Inc.
As of June 22, 2020

We are publishing the status of our Members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Our Members are following the advice of their local, state and national governments to insure the safety of their employees, customers and the general public.  Remember that status changes rapidly.  We do our best we to educate and inform but please contact our members directly for up-to-date information.

  • Dive Industry Association, Inc: – West Melbourne, FL – We are operating at full capacity.  We continue to publish our Weekly News and Monthly Newsletter.   Our Staff is not exhibiting or attending dive shows at this time.  We are conducting primary industry research of Dive Stores in the U.S.  We have completed a 1,800 piece direct mail postcard campaign of Dive Stores in the U.S.  We completed a 2,000 piece postcard mailing to dive equipment manufacturers, sales reps and travel businesses.  Check our web site for current blogs and information.   www.diveindustry.net
  • Dive Industry Foundation: – West Melbourne, FL – OPERATING at full capacity. – www.diveindustry.org

BELIZE

BONAIRE

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Cayman Islands government suspended all international flights effective March 22, 2020, resuming September 1, 2020.  The Cayman Islands has also issued a shelter in place notification to all residents.

  • Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Centre & Gallery – Grand Cayman Island – www.CathyChurch.com  – Conducting Photo classes online.  UPDATE
  • Cayman Brac Beach Resort – Cayman Brac – Closed for all services.  Sent all Guests home early and closed resort.  All affected Guests can reschedule for up to 2 years.  Updates posted on website and 5 social media sites –  www.ClearlyCayman.com
  • Cobalt Coast Resort Grand Cayman – Grand Cayman Island – Closed for all services.  Sent all Guests home early and closed resort.  All affected Guests can reschedule for up to 2 years.  Updates posted on website and 5 social media sites – www.ClearlyCayman.com
  • Little Cayman Beach Resort – Little Cayman – Closed for all services.  Sent all Guests home early and closed resort.  All affected Guests can reschedule for up to 2 years.  Updates posted on website and 5 social media sites- www.ClearlyCayman.com

COZUMEL, MEXICO

FLORIDA KEYS & KEY WEST
The Florida Keys has recently reopened for business.

  • Captain Slates Dive Center, Inc. – Operating Charter – Tavernier, FL – www.CaptainSlate.com
  • Conch Republic Divers – Tavernier, FL – Open but the challenge of available lodging in the Florida Keys. – www.conchrepublicdivers.com
  • Florida Keys & Key West – Key West, FL – www.fla-keys.com/diving
  • Hall’s Diving Center & Career Institute – Marathon, FL – Bob Brayman is retiring in August and will close the store. – www.HallsDiving.com

ROATAN, HONDURAS

ST CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Beginning March 25, 2020, the U.S. Virgin Islands closed its doors to all visitors for 30 days (April 25, 2020).

  • Cane Bay Dive Shop – St Croix, USVI – Both Dive Stores are open.  Operating Dive Charters with limited available space. – www.canebayscuba.com
  • St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure – St. Croix, USVI – Shutdown as non-essential business – UPDATE www.stcroixscuba.com

SAINT LUCIA

ASSOCIATIONS & NON-PROFITS

MEDIA

  • Dive Local – Melbourne, FL – Continuing to build & verify worldwide trade directory of all Dive Industry Professionals on web site – www.divelocal.org

TRADE SHOW & EVENTS ORGANIZERS

MANUFACTURERS – ARTISTS

MANUFACTURERS – JEWELRY

  • Big Blue Aquatic Gifts – Putnam, CT – Operating as usual. U.S. domestic shipping free until April 1, 2020 – www.bigbluedive.com
  • Dive Flag Jewelry: – Denver, CO – OPEN – We can fulfill orders as usual, via call or website.  Shipping Product – www.diveflagjewelry.com
  • Miss Scuba / Gogh Jewelry – Redondo Beach, CA – www.miss-scuba.com
  • Torgny & Company – Westlake Village, CA – www.torgnyandco.com

MANUFACTURERS – WHOLESALE

MANUFACTURERS SALES REPRESENTATIVES

TRAINING AGENCIES, COMPANIES & FACILITIES

RETAIL DIVE CENTERS

DIVE OPERATORS

TRAVEL ADVISERS / WHOLESALERS

TRAVEL TOUR OPERATORS

  • Go Deep Scuba – Santa Rosa, CA – TRIP UPDATE
  • Kids Sea Camp – Columbia, SC – Open for Business.  Rescheduled Spring Dive Trips.  Arranging credit vouchers for clients.  Rescheduling Trips. Continuing talking with resort owners and travel companies in order to provide best information available.  Contact Margo Peyton. – www.familydivers.com
  • SingleDivers.com – Boca Raton, FL – www.singledivers.com

TRAVEL BUSINESSES

SERVICE PROVIDERS

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS