Your privacy is very important to us. At Quest Dive Adventures we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Quest Dive Adventures Inc. (“Quest Dive Adventures”) operates several websites including questdive.com, and ultimateadventuretravel.com. It is Quest Dive Adventures’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Quest Dive Adventures collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Quest Dive Adventures’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Quest Dive Adventures’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Quest Dive Adventures may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
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The week is structured following this general format:
- A presentation early in the evening (usually before dinner so that people can concentrate, but during “cocktail hour” so everyone is relaxed).
- Morning dives concentrate on the subject of the previous night’s presentation.
- At lunch, they look at the photos that were shot in the morning, either on camera or on computers.
- People use noon-time feedback to fine-tune their afternoon shooting.
- At the end of the day, people download photos and bring Sandy a thumb drive with examples that they want to show or talk about.
- At the beginning of each evening’s presentation sample photos shot during the day are reviewed so that everyone (as a group) can see and learn from each others’ work.
- The presentation for the next day’s shooting follows.
No identify as to who shot which sample photo is given, to encourage people to contribute photos for the discussions; that way there is a nice mix of great shots and ones for which the shooter had problems or questions.
Sandy is in the water whenever participants are, to provide coaching. They also know that whenever they see him, whether on the boat, on the dock, in the hotel lobby, in the bar or wherever, he is always available to them.
Prior to the trip, Sandy downloads the camera manuals for all the cameras that are being shot during the trip so he is conversant with every camera being used.
During the trip, Sandy always presents the brands of camera equipment that your shop sells as being available for equipment selections.
We handle cost by estimating what it will cost Sandy to go (plus a small profit) and divide that cost among the participants. It is added into the cost of the trip and so becomes “painless” for the participants.
You can use marketing of the trip to encourage divers to begin shooting (and thus sell them cameras and photo gear without needing to stock it not knowing whether you can sell it or not).
This is a trip that will set you apart from the other shops in your area as well as creating another dive trip opportunity for your divers.
Week end shop courses and presentations can also be arranged.