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Really, it could have been any GUE instructor to save the day rather the pieces of pure pond scum from RSTC agencies that comprise 99% of scuba instruction. Students don't even get sick in their presence.
My comment was an ironic reference to post #37.Oh I must have missed some information. Do we finally have a report to read rather than speculating on what happened?
Whats the hate with WRSTC agencies? Do good instructors only exist in unaccredited agencies?
Usually is crappy instructors that give crappy instruction. Not sure what an agency accreditation org has to do with this.
Two instructors keeping track of 7 lights? That's reasonable to you? Not to me considering how poorly trained many divers are. No problem if GUE rec 1 divers. But WRSTC agency divers? Seen too many bad things.
We don't know the cause yet. But. When it comes to the instructors not just missing whatever event incapacitated the diver, but losing the diver completely and having no idea where to find her? When an instructor has done that, I'm pretty sure they've messed up.
We don't have any facts around why she didn't resurface, we only have the fact that she couldn't be found at all that night and wasn't discovered until the next morning... which is not good news for the insructors. It implies that she wasn't even close to the group when they realized something was wrong.
It's hard to think of a good excuse for that, though as a fairly new diver I would certainly be interested in hearing from people who have seen how people get left behind. There's got to be an explanation.
My student and I had a good look at the Honey Bear and it occurred to me then that it would be possible to wedge yourself under the stern. But there'd be no reason to try.
Slight diversion from what we all agree is a tragic and sad loss of life in our beloved sport. In baseball and golf, it's called the Yips. Now we know that in gymnastics it's called the "Twisties". The sudden loss of the ability to throw or putt straight or the fear of twists. The last few student deaths discussed on this sight have caused me much angst. Now at 66, I'm wondering about teaching and my abilities. I still think I'm a good, attentive teacher, but when conditions get bad, less that 10 feet of visibility, I am becoming more concerned for my students and my teaching. It's a quarry and we average 24 feet on the post skills tours except of one deeper dive so they just need to go up if separated, but I'm still more nervous. The big shops that populate the quarry just go down, do the skills on the platform, swim around the platform then come up, stay on the surface for awhile, go back down and repeat. I just can't do that. However, this last weekend was honestly just 3 feet viz. There is no way I could have taught more than 2 students and I wouldn't trust giving 2 to a DM for the tour. i was there not to teach but to get my wife some 7mm wetsuit practice before Galapagos and run through nav, out of air and SMB deployment with her. I could not see the wall she was swimming along, just her and then all else was grey. Anyway, I'm struggling with my limits and what case load is expected of me. Obviously, if I'm not comfortable, I'm not doing it, but sometimes I think reading these stories is freaking me out.
Thanks for letting me vent.