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I have created two forums and two links to those forums. The Cave Instructors Forum is an inter-agency forum open to any and all Cave Instructors. Please join that group by going to Edit User Groups and adding the user groups (one at a time) that apply to you. All instructor level group memberships will be vetted. This forum lives in our Instructor to Instructor Forum and has a link in our Cave Diving Forum. If you are an administrator, officer or representative for any Cave Diving Agency, I would appreciate you volunteering to be a moderator. Please PM me to make that happen.
Access to the Cave Instruction Task Force will be by invitation only. You will have to be nominated by the agency you teach under and be approved by the other members of the group. Obviously, the recommendations made by this group will not be binding and they may or may not be made public as they deem fit. GDI (Rick Murcar), Capt Jim Wyatt and cerich (Chris Richardson) will be the charter members of this group. That means we have representatives from NSS-CDS and NAUI and still need reps from NACD, PADI and TDI. Are there any other agencies out there teaching cave diving?
It should be noted that SB moderators will not be given automatic access to these forums.
Dan, if you or anyone knows any of the principles for any of these agencies that do certify cavers, please, please, please send them a link to this discussion and politely ask them to join us. I have sent a letter to Brian Carney asking for TDI's input this morning.Maybe you want the IUCRR as well?
...That means we have representatives from NACD, NAUI and NSS-CDS but still need reps from ANDI, BSAC, IANTD, GUE, PADI, PSAI, TDI and UTD. Are there any other agencies out there teaching cave diving?...
A ScubaBoard Staff Message...
The rules for reporting a poor/unethical/incompetent instructor are pretty universal:
- Be an eye witness. Hearing from a friend or a friend of a friend just doesn't cut it.
- Get all the facts you can within reason. You're not the investigator and they may not want to talk to you.
- Give the facts to the person in charge of that agency's Quality Assurance.
- Shut up, be patient and let them do their job. This is not the time to go blabbing all over social media what you think happened. Don't be surprised that doing this will make your subsequent reports less and less welcome.