hey im just startin out in diving and i want to make lots of money, how would i go about doing this?
If you expect to make a LOT of money, the best course is to keep diving as a hobby and make your $$ elsewhere. Most of the dive pros I know aren't in it for the money but because we love the 'sport' (not really a sport, because there's really no competition). I know I'm not making nearly what I was when I was stateside, that's for sure.
If you want to go all the way up to CD, then maybe you'll make $$, but it is a LOT of work and a lot of expenditure to get there in the 1st place. That's the recreational perspective.
Commercial diving....similar circumstance, but there's more cash in it - but training is expensive....and you have to make sure your training will allow you to work all over the world...not just in the US