- Reaction score
- Sydney, Australia
- # of dives
- 200 - 499
i'm sure there could be a lot of things go wrong in an intro dive--over weighted, faulty bc, reg, panic diver-- but how is it that an instructor couldn't manage it? were there strong current? were they deeper than 10m?
would be curious to hear the instructor's defense.
According to this link the current wasn't strong.
Dive death hearing told of supervision failings - ABC Gold & Tweed Coasts - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Southport Magistrates Court heard it was a "calm day", with a "slight current in the water" and "average visibility" when 20-year-old Chinese exchange student Xia Dai drowned in April last year.
An earlier report (Dive death: instructor facing manslaughter charges) indicated Xia Dai was calling for help on the suface before disapearing and her body was recovered later. This implies to me she wasn't close enough to the instructor if it was a discover scuba (or her buddy if it wasn't).