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Be the Brightest Fish in Your School — Major in Scuba at Barry University

Tucked into an unassuming corner of the 700 aisle at DEMA Show 2015, met David Bone, an instructor and ambassador for Barry University’s School of Human Performance and Leisure Science.

David was attending DEMA to promote the Miami-based school’s Sport Management program, specifically its emphasis on the Diving Industry.

A lot of talk has been going around about how to attract and retain young people in the dive industry, so thought it might be a good idea to see how this institution is going about it.

What they’re offering is a comprehensive program to teach students about the business and practicalities of diving. The four-year bachelor of science in Sport Management degree  includes classes in physics and physiology, as well as business, and incorporates an immersive internship in Bonaire. Students will emerge with a Divemaster-level certification from NAUI, as well as a minor in Business.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the dive industry, but young adults know that a four-year degree is practically a job requirement these days. If you’re looking for a practical way to make scuba your life or trying to convince your parents that you can make a living as a diver, this program could be just the way to make that dream come true.

Check out Barry University‘s website for more details.

Erin Durbin-Sherer
Erin Durbin-Sherer
Erin began diving in 2012 as preparation for a trip to Hawaii and before the year was out she'd left her old life behind to work in the dive industry full-time. When she's not out exploring the deep and collecting c-cards, you might find her making art or working on her master's thesis in cultural anthropology at San Diego State University. Erin is an Associate Editor with