Posted by TechDiver on April 30, 2004 at 21:38:26:
In Reply to: Conversation with PADI posted by Chris on April 30, 2004 at 18:18:46:
Someone directly involved in the incident, like the victim or the dive store or the boat captain, would have to complain directly to PADI for PADI to have jurisdiction over the matter.
I cannot imagine that will happen.
The victim is happy to be alive, and probably basking in the new fame that worldwide and nationwide and statewide attention as brought him. He won't complain. For the rest of his life, he will be the life of every party, as in "You're that diver who was almost killed right when they left you behind while diving?" He will get free drinks at bars and free dates with the ladies.
The dive store has already taken action, per their press release. I doubt they would push it any further or that would be overkill.
The dive boat captain was a victim too, but since captains are not apt to blame anyone but themselves, PADI won't likely hear from him either.
So Chris, you just couldn't resist jacking up PADI on the phone for yourself, huh? Did it feel good? :-)
In all fairness, neither PADI nor NAUI nor SSI nor YMCA nor any other organization has yet fully addressed the lack of a standard procedure for diver accountability.
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