Re: Missing Diver

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Posted by tleemay on April 30, 2000 at 18:04:16:

In Reply to: Missing Diver posted by JR Gordon on April 29, 2000 at 18:37:48:

I had no idea this BBS is read by so many. I
have received no fewer than 14 private responses
since I posted last night. I am curious if JGSr.
received as many. One particular response has me
a bit bugged.

Let me make it quite plain that when a death occurs
in the SoCal area, ALL persons involved in the local
SCUBA industry are impacted, not to mention the tragic
pain and suffering endured by the victims's relatives
and persons who were involved. See a recent thread
where someone wrote about diving So Cal with no
experience or training, then read my response.

No boat operator or charter company or shop or agency
looks forward to a diver becoming injured or killed
while partaking in a SCUBA activity... PERIOD! Anyone
who makes blatantly assinine statements of such record
is a disgrace to the industry.

To give any indication that any of the above entities
"like(s) to see the competition get hung out to dry
over a dead diver" is an iresponsible and reckless
statement. Believe it or not, this is one statement
I received privately from one individual who in the
past has identified themself (M/F?) as an employee of
a competing charter company with Atlantis Charters,
as well as the Encore, Bottom Scratcher, Golden Doubloon
and various other boats in the SoCal area in the San
Pedro/Long Beach area.

I will not make public the e-mail handle of the individual
nor the Charter Company they say they work for. I
challenge them to come forward and make themselves
known... their peers can pass whatever judgement
they see fit. Personally, I would love to see this
type of business run out of town if they really
believe and promote what this person said.

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