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Diving Instructor death - Roatan

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DiversMom, May 12, 2006.

  1. DocIndyDiver

    DocIndyDiver Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida
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    That's one of the stories I heard.
     
  2. DeepBlueResort

    DeepBlueResort Dive Charter

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    Hey Cuda

    The reason is none of them are as famous as yours lol
     
  3. westcstdiver

    westcstdiver Guest

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    The incident happened on Monday the 8th. There was one fatality and one "preventive" DCS visit. Significant issues that came to light were the following:
    1 The resort DM on the boat was not certified.
    2 Neither the aforementioned DM or the boat captain were CPR trained.
    3 None of the Fantasy Island boats have AEDs, as a matter of fact the entire resort does not have a single AED.
    4 The resort never practices rescue drills and their people do not know how to react in an emergency.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    Welllll....thank you for your input. That's a very strong statement full of accusations from a brand new member. Would you mind substantiating your accusations...??
     
  5. whatdecostop?

    whatdecostop? Instructor, Scuba

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    I concur with DANDYDAN ooops DON :) ...... please clarify who you are and on what grounds do you base your "strong staatements". Thanks.
     
  6. Bay Island Diver

    Bay Island Diver IDC Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Roatan
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    It does bring up an interesting point though. How many people here ask to see the DM's card showing he is in current status? I assume the person who posted those accusations has done just that, or even run a pro chek?

    There are many questions worth asking of a dive operator before diving with them, few of which i have ever been asked all i ever get asked is how much and why do you cost more than whoever. The answer, because they don't carry all the safety equipment we do, which costs us, so it costs you!
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,672
    4,414
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    Yeah, I'll try that. I'm seldom asked for C-cards, but the next time - I'll try. I can forecast the answer, tho: "The boat is going, mon - are you on it...?!"

    Since you happen to be on the island, can you tell us what happened?

    I don't guess you'd want to address the accusations....??
     
  8. TropicalDiver

    TropicalDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Indian Harbour Beach, FL
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    Interesting to hear all the speculation about this.......wonder if it is the same case as I heard about. I recently heard about a diver and instructor fatality issue in Roatan due to poor compressor maintenance (dive shop staff didn't assemble right so got exhaust) and carbon monoxide in the air tanks - but that it was not reported as such for the cause. The source was from someone with contacts in Honduras. And heard it was CoCo view resort. We'll probably never know what exactly happened.
     
  9. Wijbrandus

    Wijbrandus Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
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    I was at the A1 Scuba show here in Denver this weekend, and Yolanda from AKR was there. I asked her about this. Of course, she was very evasive and tried hard to pretend that she hadn't heard anything, but in the end she confirmed that "something happened". She would not divulge anything further, but pressed me hard to find out what I'd heard and what was being discussed.

    Considering she was there to drum up business for Roatan, I'm not surprised at all by her reaction. I would expect people to act to protect their business interests. I'm just disappointed how Roatan manages to pull a cloud of secrecy over anything negative that happens there.
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,672
    4,414
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    Nah, that was a year earlier, and was discussed on a different thread here with some problems so the thread was pulled.

    Yep, true...
     

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