Re: What did they do to sanction him?

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Posted by Kendall Raine on March 23, 2006 at 12:11:16:

In Reply to: What did they do to sanction him? posted by Wayne on March 20, 2006 at 23:31:56:

PADI did nothing claiming lack of jurisdiction because Drifting Dan wasn't a training incident!? The DM still works as a DM for Ocean Adventures. Chris Grossman did a good job of discussing that here.

My point is that PADI's response to this whole thing tells you something about how they view the role of the DM. In a phrase, it's "responsibility without accountability." Since any sort of accountability would potentially involve PADI in the chain of liability, this is a rational position. It's "cashflow without liability." Good work if you can get it, but the courts don't always agree.

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