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Who is at fault when a diver chooses to not follow safety guidelines?...

Jeff Denning - AOW Instructor/Customer Service Manager
July 14, 2007 at 13:55:12

I have been diving Little Cayman Beach Resort for 6 years, and each time I go there I initial and sign a piece of paper saying, among many safety agreements, I will abide in the buddy system.  The missing diver also signed the same form.  The CDNN article appears to lay blame on the resort for failing to police certified divers who chose to not follow safety guidelines.  The buddy system is hammered into students during initial training to the same degree as not holding one's breath. Why does the legal system prey upon the operator when it most likely negligence on the part of the missing diver.  If it were possible to sue the missing diver, I am sure the legal industry would get into that line of work.

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