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Posted by Ken Kurtis on April 22, 2003 at 11:23:33:

In Reply to: Near Miss posted by Tribes on April 22, 2003 at 10:09:50:

I agree with your sentiments 100%. One of things that's sometimes scary about new instructors, especially to those of us old enough to be considered mossbacks, is that many of them don't have an appreciation of the fact that if we screw up, we can get people killed. Teaching scuba is a tremendous privilege and joy, but one that also carries a very heavy responsibility.

But I do have a question. (Hate to be a stickler but . . .)

You said: "Last year an instructor took a entry level student to Farnsworth Bank, the student didnít survive the dive."

"Entry level student" to me means this was a training dive for a basic OW class. I don't recall a fatality of a student-in-training at Farnsworth last year. Can you get more specific and provide some details?

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA


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