Posted by Wayne on September 07, 2000 at 18:28:20:
In Reply to: Re: You're right. I was thinking of a near-perfect world. But... posted by kelphead on September 07, 2000 at 14:18:07:
I know that it would be hard to do anything after some time has passed, but if I become aware of this type of stuff going on, I open my big mouth and make a loud noise. The students cannot do much because they do not have the instructor slates and would not know that somethings were missed. But the shop owner or the agency would be very interested to know of this stuff so they can take action to prevent recurrance.
In the discover scuba course, I cannot imagine that at Casino Point. Cold, dark, breathing through a noisey thing in the mouth with no real comfort built up in a pool! Ouch! But then again they do things differently some places. On Catalina they sometimes do their "confined water" dives in protected areas of the ocean!
I am curious about the instructor that you mentioned. Was he/she an independant or working through a dive shop? If so, a big shop or a mom&pop operation? Just wondering as it is so different from the folks I know.
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