Dive Shop in Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara County)

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Dive Shop in Santa Barbara Harbor
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Asking Price: $300,000

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Rent: $2,600 /Month

Established: 1964

Dive Shop in Santa Barbara Harbor

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Business Description

The Blue Water Hunter is a full service retail dive store in the Santa Barbara Harbor. We specialize in freediving and spearfishing equipment, SCUBA equipment sales, rentals, dive instruction, DeepThought custom wetsuits, repairs and alterations, spearfishing / apnea training and charters, air fills, hydro tests and regulator repair and service. The Blue Water Hunter
was established as Bob's Dive Locker in 1964 and has serviced sport and commercial
divers with all their needs for over 50 years. The Blue Water Hunter also sells equipment
online, nationally as well as internationally, being one of the first online dive retailers
since 1995. The Blue Water Hunter is a name that is recognized for selling quality
products and knowledgeable service to the world diving community.
The Blue Water Hunter has been a full service SCUBA store and has serviced divers with
equipment sales, repairs, instruction and air fills since 1964. The inventory includes full
lines of sport and commercial divers from beginner to advanced, freediving and
spearfishing equipment as well as Deep Thought custom wetsuits. Blue Water Hunter
logo wear is a popular item not only with local customers but with tourists as well. The
Blue Water Hunter is a leader in the diving industry and has brought many new divers
into the sport. Instruction consists of Open Water and Advanced classes, safety and
rescue skills workshops, underwater video clinics and breath hold training. Dive
charters and dive travel is an integral part of the business. Each year, Blue Water Hunter
organizes and runs more than 12 trips a year to the Channel Islands for diving
excursions. Dive travel destinations have included Hawaii, Florida Keys, Fiji, Baja and
Mainland Mexico, Bermuda, Indonesia, Micronesia, Australia and New Zealand. The Blue
Water Hunter's international customers have always been a great resource for contacts
and dive travel around the world.
The Blue Water Hunter is the main retail outlet for Deep Thought custom wetsuits. Deep
Thought wetsuits are the world’s finest custom wetsuits and are built for surfers,
freedivers, spearfishers and sport and commercial SCUBA divers. Deep Thought attracts
many out of town customers as they travel to have their measurements taken and
discuss styles and options. The Blue Water Hunter's website also has an online fitting
guide for more distant customers who can't come to the store or choose to order online.
Deep Thought also services surfers and divers of all sorts with wetsuit repairs and
alterations as well as prototype work when requested.
The Blue Water Hunter is a fixture in Santa Barbara's diving history and is an integral
part of the Santa Barbara Waterfront and harbor business community. The Blue Water
Hunter is a hub for divers in southern California and traveling divers from the north. The
Blue Water Hunter participates with the local diving community by supporting and
sponsoring local dive clubs such as the Santa Barbara Freedivers, Paradise Dive club
and UCSB SCUBA club as well other clubs in California such as the Long Beach
Neptunes, LA Fathomiers and the San Diego Freedivers. The Blue Water Hunter has held
an annual spearfishing tournament for the last 19 years, that hosts 30-50 competitors
and over 100 people for the weigh in and BBQ. Divers young and old have made the Blue
Water Hunter their home base for all of their diving needs and a hub for social diving
activities. The Blue Water Hunter's tradition is based in good service and a commitment
to serve the diving community with everything it takes to get them in the water.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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Real Estate:
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Lease Expiration:
Coveted lease in the Santa Barbara Harbor
Will finance with a 100k down payment
Support & Training:
As Needed
Reason for Selling:
Need to travel more for other obligations
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Business Listed By:
Andy Taylor

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