Posted by Wayne on November 19, 2000 at 22:20:05:
In Reply to: Not ready/qualified/trained/etc. to make a dive posted by Ken Kurtis on November 19, 2000 at 21:46:29:
I have typically tried to engage the diver in discussions and assist in him/herself determining the actual dive requirements. Then I work to help them find an 'out'. Fortunately I have only had to do this where I was a paying passenger -- much less pressure this way.
In general, I believe it is best to establish the criterion BEFORE the boat leaves. Last spring in Florida, I was told that if I could not produce a log book showing a dive to at least 85 fsw in the past 12 months, I had to pay for a divemaster escort. In my case, I did not show my log book, but pointed out that I had recently dove to 90ish on my daughter's birthday. They took me at my word. At that time, I had not yet shown them my C-card. I spoke confidently about a dive 2 months prior and they did not need for me to bring the log. BTW, they did examine my C-card before the boat left.
Basically I think the best is to establish and publish the requirements early. Then we need to verify the requirements are met. Then we have to hope the waivers hold up.
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