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A Warm Jaunt Down Memory Lane for ALL of our DIVE INDUSTRY CLIENTS & COLLEAGUES:
WHY U.S. DIVE TRAVEL MOVED our RESERVATIONS OFFICE from SEATTLE to MINNESOTA in 1999.

It's always good to remember that the biggest logistic move in the 24+ year history of U. S. Dive Travel took place during the summer of 1999. That was when we moved our partnership headquarters to suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, the hometown of our founder & general manager, John Hessburg.  The reasons we left Seattle, WA (with warm memories) were carefully considered to maximize cost effectiveness, efficiency & quality service to clients, as well as to create new elbow room for our rapidly growing firm. So many times over the years, literally hundreds, clients have asked us "why did you guys pick up & head for the Midwest?" We always kid them back, "Well everybody knows Minneapolis is Scuba Diving Capital of the Western World, right?" But the real reasons were from the heart, folks ...

HERE IS OUR BUSINESS ADDRESS in MINNESOTA:

John & Susan Hessburg, Mgrs
U.S. DIVE TRAVEL   /  PMB 307
15050 Cedar Ave. S.  ( Suite # 116 )
St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.   55124-7047

Voice Mail:  952-953-4124

E-mail: divetrip@bitstream.net

Website:  www.usdivetravel.com


Click here to view John Hessburg's
professional dossier & Linked-In Profile.





The Hessburgs back in summer of 1999. :)


WHY THE BIG MOVE TO MINNESOTA?


Jack Hessburg lands an ultra-rare white king salmon, just off Shilshole in Seattle's Puget Sound.
L.J. Hessburg landed an ultra-rare white king salmon -- 24 lbs -- on light tackle near Shilshole, Puget Sound, summer 2008.
Local guides confirmed that white kings comprise fewer than 1 percent of all king salmon caught in the Pacific Northwest.
This beauty would've fetched $30 a pound at Pike Place Market, fileted, but our family reunion insisted we bake it with TLC.
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WHY THIS MOVE daily BENEFITS OUR CLIENTS:

With computerized telecommunications & Internet technology as swift, accurate & simple to use as it is today, we realized we could run this successful partnership from a hayloft in Tasmania, if need be.  But a peaceful green suburb of St. Paul, with speedy telecomm connections, friendly neighbors & easy air access via Northwest-Delta to coastal hubs seems a pretty solid choice.  We are committed.  We started this move in June 1999 & completed work on the new home office in October 1999.  After many years of 60-hour work weeks, we plan on spending more time with our kids, parents, & good old friends from the Minnesota tribe of four decades. In short, when you feel better, you work harder, right?! That means working harder for you. Now, how else will this move benefit you, our clients?
 

NEW NETWORKED PARTNERSHIP for the 21st CENTURY:

U.S. Dive Travel's move to Minnesota has brought zero deficits & many benefits to all our clients:

1. Two of the USDT senior partners will remain in the Pacific NW region permanently, as will a good number of our loyal clients who lead dive groups.  We have an efficient computerized database & communications grid already in place, & working well day after day.

2. We will keep the familiar "grinning eel" website that has been U.S. Dive Travel's livewire trademark for thousands of page visitors a day since 1995.  This website will function as it always has, never missing a beat.

3. We are adding a couple new staffers in the Network to help us handle the growing client volume.

4. We have established an efficient field office on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with all our database, brochures, files & office gear ready to roll.  This will help us organize our normal Pacific contract tours more cost-efficiently, as we now have a ready-made home office for mounting our South Pacific, Hawaiian & Asian tours.

We are thrilled to be living this new change & we're proud to share these details with the people who always have mattered most to us YOU FOLKS our good clients around the world. And this is a world that seems to be getting smaller every day.  You will have the same persons answering your e-mails, the same voices at the other end of the phone line as ever.  The only things that have changed, truly, are phone number, fax number & e-mail address.  We trust that won't bring too jolting a paradigm shift for anyone.

Thank you for your interest in our dive vacation services, & for what we hope will be your continued loyalty to U.S. Dive Travel.  God bless you all & best wishes.

Best fishes too!

>////*>    <*\\\\<

John & Susan Hessburg, Managers
U.S. DIVE TRAVEL Network

St. Paul, MN  /  College Station, TX  /  Vancouver, BC /  Kailua-Oahu, HI
 
E-mail: divetrip@bitstream.net



Boys + Bufos at "U.S. Dive Travel West" on Oahu, August 2009. Situation well in hand, guys ...



... Oh, there you go again! Seems like they were lads only days ago...



Our computer services expert, L.J. Hessburg is hefting
his other passion during free time, jazz alto saxophone ...
One of the Midwest's top young sax players, L.J. worked
a recent evening gig with his spry quintet, Audio Cabinet,
at Artist's Quarter in St. Paul. Photo © Andrea Canter.


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