Posted by Wayne on January 16, 2003 at 19:27:24:
In Reply to: 200 psi . . . perhaps not posted by Ken Kurtis on January 16, 2003 at 18:45:06:
The original question dealt with 'what authority is granted to a DM by the certifying agency' which is different that the questions that would have been asked with this additional information.
When a boat or its charter has rules, it is always appropriate to enforce them evenly and fairly. When your charter had made the rule, which is more strict that the boat's rule, it became appropriate to stop the diver from doing any more dives. It became the duty of the charter's staff -- in this case the DM -- to ensure that the boat's crew knew of the loss of diving priviledges and the reason. SOunds like it was correctly done. Granted it would probably been nice if better communication took place between the charter and the skipper after the DM-Crew discussion, but the operational communication took place and the additional high level debrief has now taken place.
All is well.
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