Posted by Ken Kurtis on January 19, 2003 at 19:27:23:
In Reply to: Re: Genesis of the Reef Seekers out-of-air policy posted by Max Bottomtime on January 19, 2003 at 18:58:51:
Max wrote: "Allowing a diver to continue to dive would not be the cause of his death. I believe if the DM explained the stupidity of running out of air and the diver understood his mistake he would not repeat it. If he argued about it or gave some lame excuse, then I would consider keeping him out of the water."
Don't lose sight of the fact that you'll be justifying your actions (or inactions) to a jury most likely to be made up of non-divers who think diving is extremely dangerous. I may well be over-reacting in my caution, but I think you grossly underestimate how the non-diving public - who will most likely be the ones to sit in judgment - would view this.
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