Posted by MHK on July 25, 2001 at 16:54:29:
In Reply to: Ah those tips! posted by Wayne on July 25, 2001 at 15:33:30:
Wayne I think you are where is was about 4 years ago.. Joel Silverstein, Bob Decker and a few other notable, former PADI guys, used to tell me all the time that you [ I ] should stay with PADI and try to produce change from within.
I tried but they respond ONLY to financial issues. I wrote letters, I attended the conferneces, until I finally got frustrated and turned my back on them.
Then the 10 year old thing started, then I saw 8 year olds, then Deep Air, the discover technical diving experiences, then snubba, Sassy, tattoo's, cd-roms, patches and on and on and on...
Finally I resorted to not paying my dues and stepping up the public pressure. I wish they weren't as bad as they were or as unresponsive as they are, but the facts are what they are...
They've sold their soul and are leading the industry into the toilet..
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