As I See It

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As I See It: A Rep’s Rant

Finally! In today’s society being “politically correct” is becoming less desirable. Holding back the truth so not to offend actually creates more damage over time. Some of you may find what I have to say as being nitpicky. Please take…
Tracy Young
October 28, 2020
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As I See It: As You See It

We would like to use this opinion page to add commentary to the Operational Survey for this month, Dive Retailers and Discounting. The survey numbers say quite a lot, and so do the retail comments, and since discounting is a…
Mark Young
December 3, 2013
As I See ItOpinion

On Where We Are

While our industry has been keenly focused on the economy of the last few years, in the background is the belief among us that scuba has been in decline for much longer, which leads us to wonder: With diving on…
Mark Young
February 18, 2013
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Lessons from Abroad

As a 45-year-old person in the dive business, I think I will scream if I hear another person say, "well, that's how we used to do it," "that's how we've always done it" or, the best yet, "back in the…
Susan Long
November 6, 2012
As I See ItOpinion

The Fairness Tax

I am not a fan of higher taxes. I believe that the more of our money we get to keep, the more we spend, so more people work, which keeps the economy working … which then produces more personal and…
Mark Young
December 7, 2009