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  1. fosterboxermom

    reg barks like a seal

    Oh I get it you were trying to be funny.....I am so sorry...are you here every Sat? And don't forget to tip your waitress?
  2. fosterboxermom

    reg barks like a seal

    NOT FUNNY!!!:no:
  3. fosterboxermom

    A passing of a great SEI supporter

    Jim, You know we are here for you. Continue what you LOVE doing. Denise would want you to do that. Peace and Grace always!
  4. fosterboxermom

    Thinking of SEI AOW Class?

    My Husband and I just finished taking Jim Lap's AOW class July 30-Aug 2. I can't express how much we learned. Jim's dedication and expertise to diving is unsurpassed. I also want to mention his kindness and professionalism made us feel relaxed yet challenged. We spent a whole day just in...
  5. fosterboxermom

    Divemaster Responsibilities

    Who did you think the police were doing the investigation for? The victim or the dive op. Or both? Did you think they were trying to do their job the best they could or were they just trying to get it over with? Just curious. The investigators I had didn't know about diving but asked questions...
  6. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    My apologies.
  7. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    OK, I got everyones point and I value your opinions and and expertise. I understand a lot of you have MUCH MUCH more experience than I do. Just try to remember everyone here is not an instructor or has the experience that you do and you have to put yourself in others shoes sometimes just as I...
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    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    All instructors should have it so good to of had you as a student. You are making it sound like students should know how to dive and all the do's and don'ts of the diving world before they sign up for class. Hence the name "students". Hopefully, you teach better than you criticize.
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    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    True, however, I don't think they have to go into a lengthy sales pitch, but tell people before they sign up with anyone do some research and then make a decision. That's all. But I don't think that is how most dive shops work. If someone calls and asks to take a course they don't question them...
  10. fosterboxermom

    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    It's unfortunate that Instructors don't have to do CME courses just as Nurses, Dr's and teachers do so they can continue to do the best at what they are trained to do. Like you said they have to meet the MINIMUM required of them. Most people wouldn't think to ask that question when shopping...
  11. fosterboxermom

    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    I am asking this so I can learn. And I realize PADI is not alone. I think SSI is in the same boat as PADI. Does PADI evaluate their Instrustors? If they do then how can instructors that aren't training properly continue to teach? Read my post before this one about Pam.
  12. fosterboxermom

    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    I would like to see PADI do more training before giving out c cards. I don't like what PADI has become. Watching Pam on her dive she never should have been given a c card without more training. I can't say anything about Brendan because I was never his Buddy and didn't see him dive on a buddy level.
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    Split from: Diver Death in Cayman

    Terry, True, especially if they were trained by PADI! And I say that because I never would have. (Oh, man am I going to get slammed by a PADI DM for this one):blinking::bash:
  14. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    Thank you for your condolences. But please understand when I first started posting I was very emotional. I did make some erroneous posts and may have stated that "ALL" dive ops were bad. I have to say that I have not been diving with ALL the dive ops in the Cayman's and that my opinion NOW is...
  15. fosterboxermom

    Who is responsible for what?

    Jim, Thank you so much for putting this information together. I know it won't bring my friend back, but it may save other lives. I have learned so much from this terrible tragedy that my friend may have indeed saved my life as well as my husband's and others. I also know that Experience does...
  16. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    The reason I jumped to the conclusion that AGE meant the age of someone is because there is an A-hole Blogger out there that is keeping track of this board and blogging about it and he is saying "No longer is it the bends, burst lungs or inexperience that is killing divers, it is the health of...
  17. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    Got it. Thank you for the misinterpretation.
  18. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    Not trying to be callous, but any word on the autopsy? Given the description of the profile, I'm guessing AGE was at least a contributing factor, if not the cause of death. I don't think age had anything to do with it. Why would you come to that conclusion? Curious? As long as you are healthy.
  19. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    No problem, I already posted the only part I know and that is his heart, lungs and kidneys were fine. I don't know about anything else. Of course the tox would take a few months to come back. What I don't want posted is the actual terminology of the autopsy report from beginning to end. And I...
  20. fosterboxermom

    Diver Death in Cayman

    Agree with Cave Diver.
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