The insurance company should pay if it's a legitimate accident...
Sarah - Rescue Diver/Attorney
September 12, 2005 at 16:47:33
Diving to well below the recreational limits of 130 ft without proper training and experience is asking for problems. A planned dive to technical diving depths without proper insurance is careless.
Unless he was overweighted and unable to control his descent, thus dropping to 164 ft unintentionally. Then he's just a diver who panicked and forgot to release his weights. In tht case I believe insurance should pay since it would be a legitimate accident.
Perhaps the family will release a statement detailing what really happened and thus enabling the dive community to reevaluate their initial response.