DAN to Skin Diver: TAKE THAT SLUT OFF MY MAGAZINE!
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The spat between Pete Bennett (DAN), Al Hornsby (Skin Diver) and Ty Sawyer (Skin Diver) over a cover photo of a young buxom bikini model flared up into the kind of stuff that bad TV sitcoms are made of.
DAN "founder" Pete Bennett is really hot so you can understand why he feels compelled to indulge himself...
Bennett, who seems to spend most of his time these days flying around the world collecting award figurines and scamming DAN members, got hot when he saw the recent issue of Alert Diver/Skin Diver. "We too found the cover to be in very bad taste and decided this cannot be allowed to continue," Bennett reassured DAN members. "The publisher (Al Hornsby) of Skin Diver assured us...that it was simply an attempt to compete with other magazines on the newsstand," Bennett added.
Many divers are asking why Bennett got bent out of shape over an attractive young model in neoprene, but rubber stamps everything the dive industry is doing to grow the industry from scuba certification for 8-year-olds to shark feeding and other forms of thrill diving. Others evidently agree with Bennett and the DAN members (Bennett did not specify how many complained) who found the cover offensive.
CDNN was also split on the issue but our tongue-in-cheek editorial provoked so many comments on both sides, we have decided to launch a Forum on this NOT VERY SERIOUS topic. Dive in and have fun!