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Now I understand why scuba divers are dying in the Caymans...

Terry - Instructor / Dive business owner
May 29, 2008 at 16:53:37

I was shocked and alarmed to read Steve Broadbelt's statements to the effect that it's too expensive to comply with the government's dive safety regulations.  His agenda to reduce safety standards in the Cayman Islands is reckless and irresponsible. Why would anyone who really wants to enhance diver safety argue that requiring the captain (or crew) to remain onboard somehow diminishes diver safety? That argument is specious, deceitful and dishonest.

I would never go diving anywhere including the Cayman Islands where dive boats are anchored and left unattended.  That is extremely dangerous and I will urge my family, friends and customers not to go to the Caymans until dive operators there are required to fully comply with standard scuba diving safety regulations that are in effect just about everywhere else.

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