I've recently become PADI OW certified and I signed up for an advanced class in July (wish I could take it sooner, but my current work schedule is awful.)
I have completely become obsessed with diving and can't imagine wanting to do anything else with my time.
My question is: what is the best way to get a job in the scuba world? I've got retail experience, so I'd be looking for that kind of gig or a job with a manufacturer (since most of them are local.) Anyone have any advice or leads?
Yes, I realize that many places would like you to be a certified instructor or at least divemaster. I do plan on getting to divemaster level (hopefully within the next year), but I would really like to work in the industry in the mean time.