- Reaction score
- # of dives
- I just don't log dives
What is upsetting is that none of this is made public.
You may be confusing press coverage with whether the police and coroner reports are available. SCUBA accidents and deaths, unless by a celeberty or murder, is not enough to keep it on the news.
If the reports are complete, you can probably get them from the appropriate agency for a fee. Sometimes the family requests privacy, in which case you may need to use a freedom of information request. In other words, no one is going to bring you the information because you want it.
Unfortunately, this seems to be prevalent. I sat down with an instructor at a major dive resort in the Caribbean one morning. All we talked about was diving accidents. I could only find reference to one of the many situations discussed. No destination wants to address this. Its obviously bad for both the locale and their diving industry.
In a diving destination the lack of coverage and information is to continue business as usual. In a non-diving destination, it is an overall lack of interest in the subject, except for the initial report of the accident as news. Once the victim is deceased, it is not considered news by the media unless murder is suspected.
It may not be the lack of information, in this case, but the lack of interest by the media. If one wanted to research the information documented by the authorities, it could be done.