Re: Fun vs. intense

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Posted by CalDiver on August 30, 2000 at 14:28:16:

In Reply to: Re: Fun vs. intense posted by MHK on August 30, 2000 at 08:53:14:

MHK posted, in part: "This is a general overview and the biggest problem I have seen ( and am most fearful of now that PADI has gotten into it ) is that this mentality that tech diving can be done by anyone..."

My question:

So, what kind of prerequisites SHOULD there be? What kind of screening process is there now? In this new tech/wreck specialty, what will PADI do to screen -- even assuming litigation exposure is PADI's only concern, which I don't, there would have to be some kind of process beyond the normal set of medical forms, baisc physical tests, and liability waivers. How do you develop a set of standards about who should or shouldn't tech dive?

I have NO plans to do tech (I'm mainly afraid I'd be sitting there decompressing for two hours while the "It's A Small World Song" plays repeatedly in my head), but I'm interested in these answers.

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