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WARNING: Jolly Dive boat captain by name of Paul sexually harassed me

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by s_mc1998, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

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    Just because you see him as a “most well respected figures” means nothing, too many have subsequently found to be abusing their position and sexually harassing others for years.

    I’ve cox’ed many drift dives in the Caribbean, it isn’t that difficult to follow a group of divers, I even do it in U.K. waters.

    To be honest, your post adds weight to the original allegation.
     
  2. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You know that hammet was sharing something someone else posted on TA, right? I agree, though, that the response adds weight to the allegations rather than refuting them.
     
  3. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Threads of this nature do not exist ib a vacuum contrary to what some members believe.

    When situations like this occur we make efforts to verify authenticity of the poster and the content if possible.

    We have verified that the OP is not posting from a competitors location.In fact her posts are consistent with where she claims to live - we have tools that can pinpoint a posters location

    Had none of this been verifiable - this thread would be in Thumbs Down - however it is not since it passed independent verification using the tools we have at our disposal. At this time we have no independent corroboration of the content of the post.

    One of our senior staff is in personal contact with her. Their dicussions seem to validate her existence

    I believe Paul has or is being notified of he existence of this thread also and asked to respond. Normally that's part of our process when possible.

    Threads of this type are always contentious. We would ask that everyone keep the idle speculation to a minimum unless you have verifiable facts about the situation..
     
  4. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    It's not about evidence, as you suggest other than eye witness testimony in a court of law, there's nothing else to show as proof. It's not about proof, it's not about her, it's about jumping to conclusions and believing something just because somebody wrote it.

    Just because a second anonymous user supports another users review of a business doesn't make it so.
     
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  5. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Alternatively, it might be about reading a post and somberly evaluating its credibility, particularly as other information is provided.

    I know. Crazy, isn't it?
     
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  6. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    It's literally impossible to simply read a post and know if it's credible without having other information available to corroborate it.

    Do you often read negative reviews of dive ops (or other merchants) and naturally believe them simply because they sound credible to you? If so, that might be considered "Crazy".
     
  7. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    No, it doesn't happen often. But then I'm not just going by what "sounds" credible. There's a lot more to evaluating credibility than how things "sound".
     
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  8. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Are you actually reading the posts? Because the response on TripAdvisor that was cross-posted here wasn't "supporting" her; it was calling her a liar...yet (perhaps inadvertently?) confirming at least the innocuous parts of her story. Think about that for a minute, and then think about what you wrote about OP maybe being a competitor. Not all alternatives are equally plausible.
     
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  9. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Not seeing how the cross posted antagonistic Trip Advisor post makes her any more credible. Even though it's antagonistic not supportive. Doesn't matter. The person (or persons) leaving those posts are anonymous strangers, we know nothing about them so there's no reason to accept what they write or say at face value. To do so would be rather naive.

    Of course "not all alternatives are equally plausible". They almost never are. Your point?
     
  10. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The trip advisor rebuttal sounds like it may be coming from an employee of the dive center, as it appears they were there in some capacity assisting her at various points?
     

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