Posted by kelphead on September 07, 2000 at 14:18:07:
In Reply to: You're right. I was thinking of a near-perfect world. But... posted by Wayne on September 07, 2000 at 12:33:24:
have fun in maui, lucky dog!!!
= ; b
as far as reporting that particular instructor to
the proper authorities, well, i can tell you that
the students in that class including the student
diver who didn't get qualified properly did not realize
what the responsibilities of the instructor were and
what violations had occurred. the student diver
who was not properly qualified did not realize until
after talking w/other divers years later that the
instructor screwed up big time, and it was too late
to do anything about it.
i can tell you of another incident where my hubby
and i did a 'discover scuba' out of catalina w/one
of the on-island dive ops. well, the instructor
took us out to casino pt and i can tell you that
my experience terrified me b/c i thought i was
going to die. i just did not know what to expect
from scuba, especially after only watching a short
video and taking a quick pop quiz, and i wanted to
get back to land but the instructor kept trying to
get me to continue.
it wasn't until a couple of years later when i
was telling some dive friends about this experience
that i learned we were NOT supposed to be in open
ocean--'discover scuba' is supposed to be in a
confined pool. well, again, it was too late to
do anything about it, and i'm glad i ended up enjoying
that very 1st dive of mine, but what is a student
or potential student supposed to do when they
don't realize themselves if someone is f*****g up?!
don't mean to at all be critical of you, i'm just pointing out
that sometimes the reporting thing may not work
too well if the student doesn't know to do that
at that time...
anyway, thanx!! for your input.
= : )
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