June 8, 2012 by Terence LEE
Despite the promise of pristine, clear waters and beautiful coral reefs, finding a dive center has been a rather opaque process.
With so many around, finding one with the best value and activities that suit your needs is a challenge.
Divers also have to deal with the pain of making international money transfers to a dive center in another country. Some banks charge hidden fees, while credit card companies wring an extra three percent.
Carrying around large wads of cash to a dive center isn’t safe either, as there’s the risk of getting robbed.
These difficulties present an opportunity for startups like TangaReef, an online dive center booking service that aims to make the process of finding your best dive a straighter road. It allows users to view dive centers by country or region, and filter them by courses offered and even the languages they speak. Read more