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"Family of drowned Tennessee diver sues dive shop"

Discussion in 'Diving Litigation' started by Professor Nemo, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Interesting. I have been a member in good standing for 20 years. Got my pin and glass participation trophy just this year. I have neither a logon to the website, nor have I ever attended a member forum. I am operating on the information I got in 1996. I am a member in good standing, however, and have never been filed on nor been involved in a reportable incident. I could teach tomorrow if I chose. Your argument has no merit. Next?
     
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  2. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Don't know, never been to the website. I am a member in good standing though.
     
  3. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Didn't realize I was involved in an argument. Next?
     
  4. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Then you probably shouldn't have gotten involved in someone else's.
     
  5. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You put me in my place all right...goodness. I will know better than to play with the big boys from now on.
     
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  6. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here is what you wrote:
    The fact that you have not made any effort in 20 years to learn anything does not mean that the information was not there for the asking. Would you argue that a restaurant you have never visited does not serve meals?

    As an instructor who works in low visibility regularly, I went to PADI for guidance and got it. It cost me a few minutes of my time. I would think that any instructor who has to work with students in low visibility would do the same. I would think that any operation that has its instructors working in poor visibility would make sure they all know what they are doing.
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I understand the reason for DSD, regardless, it is not the best idea.
     
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  8. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think it's worth clarifying that the complaint makes no mention of visibility, only current. I think that was something we speculated on in the A&I thread.
     
  9. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ahhh...blame the instructor again. If the updates, forums and continuing education of instructors was important, beyond making it available should the agency not also make a certain degree of CE/updates mandatory? Why would they allow a instructor with no updating of their professional qualifications to teach?
     
  10. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In an earlier post, I said that in the Utah Boy Scout case, the insurance company representing the instructor, Willis, was "owned" by SDI. I was challenged on that. I have been trying to find the actual relationship. The best I can do right now is say that they had a mutually beneficial business relationship of some sort. SDI did not own it, but they were no disinterested in its welfare, either.
     

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