This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a very successful submarine business, situated in the beautiful marina of San Miguel, Tenerife. The submarine are one of the islands’ top attractions.
The main success factors of this business is the very efficiently built infrastructures (berths, tourist reception areas, gift shops etc.) and of course the near perfect climates of Tenerife, allowing all year round dives. The company was first established in Tenerife in the summer of 2007 and has no other competition on the island
It was the first and only diving submarine on the island. which brought a new and top tourist attraction to this wonderful island, and to the beautiful marina of San Miguel. The company continuously improved its approach and operating model and evolved to one of the most successful examples in its kind. This success has resulted, in continuous year on year expansion of the company. The business has a successful proven track record of continued financial growth. In 2014 Tenerife took 42,000 passengers, which was 7% up from 2013. This year they are already up in the first quarter of 2015 by 8%, when compared with 2014.
The San Miguel marina was specifically chosen as the submarine dive site due to the vast variety of marine life based around the underwater dive site. From day one of us starting the business we have strived to develop the areas of our dives into protected underwater marine parks. Over the years, we have attracted a number of stingrays back to the area and are now a popular part of the Submarine family. Our divers look after these rays, ensuring we maintain a natural environment for them to breed and develop. This has proven to be very successful with many species of sea life returning and becoming very popular with clients viewing the underwater sea world through the port-holes.
Our submarines are designed to be 100% environmentally friendly. The submarine are powered by batteries, and we have no oils or pollutants onboard, which could either harm the marine life, or their habitat. We operate our own free bus service from all the major resorts on the island, including the North of Tenerife, to bring you down to Marina San Miguel..
Our reception centre has its own Terrace cafe with great views looking towards Mount Teide You will also find a shopping area where you can purchase all your souvenirs from your dive, plus much more. In the Marina there are a number of other activities such as a diving club, fishing etc.
This business is being offered for sale due to the owners retirement.
Submarine - Tenerife
The business is located in the Marina San Miguel resort, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The island has over 330 days of sunshine a year and has a minimum of 330 days of operational dives a year.
Tenerife submarine business consists of:
1 WSub3 submarine
2 Surface support boats
The submarines were designed and built in Finland
They are 18.5 m long, 4 m wide and 6.5 m high
Total weight in air is 106 tons
Maximum operating depth is 60 m
Capacity: 44 passengers + crew
22 large viewports (800mm diameter), 11 on each side
2 very large viewports (each end): 1600mm diameter
Propulsion: 6 x 15 k/Watts electrical motors
Safety features: All systems are duplicated for extra safety
Introduction into the submarine tourist industry:
In any location at which a passenger submarine operates, it is notably unique in its ability to capture a significant portion of the tourist arrivals. In some island locations, over 25% of incoming tourists will enjoy the submarine experience before they depart. The Canary Islands have perfect weather conditions for this industry, with clear waters and over 345 day of sunshine a year make this the perfect location for non stop diving.
While this operation is, indeed, extraordinarily successful, it suffices to illustrate the profit potential of a tourist submarine operating business. This tourist submarine model, has the ability to do 9 dives or more a day, with 44 passengers each dive, at around €55 per person, does not take to much working out that this can amount to over €22,000 a day operation.
The marine leisure sector is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, as is evidenced by the success and growth of public and private aquariums and marine parks, the cruise ship industry, seaside destination resorts, harbor and dinner cruises and sport diving.
Tourist submarines constitute the only direct experience that most people will have with the undersea world. Passengers of any age and physical condition can enjoy a comfortable and safe experience that is so unique it boasts a 95+% satisfaction level.
Tourist submarines also promote environmental stewardship, for only in seeing and appreciating marine life in its natural setting can people be effectively motivated to act to protect the marine environment. And tourist submarines themselves are entirely non-polluting, with battery powered electric thrusters that emit no hydrocarbons or other effluents. The submarines operate at low speeds, and are extraordinarily maneuverable so that they never come in contact with coral reefs or marine life. In fact, these vehicles are routinely approved to operate in the most ecologically sensitive marine parks and preserves.
The owners who are looking to retire in the near future will give full training to the new buyers to make sure there is a full understanding of the business to carry on the success and growth that this tourist submaine business has achieved.
If you require further information regarding this business, then please contact:
Gilbert Sharrard (0034) 636366609
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