Why can't this get past your thick head...
Charles Willis - Instructor SDI & PADI/Information Specialist II
October 19, 2004 at 18:30:24
Trying to reason with you is like reasoning with one of my son's when they were pitching a fit, it does no good. PADI did recall them, and it wasn't that they had a faulty algorithom that calculated the tables before they printed it was a MISPRINT and they did recall it. They have agencies that don't even teach the tables, they only show it as a "Relic of History."
Should divers be taught without learning tables? NO. Should divers be allowed to dive unless they can do all of the requirements? NO. I may not agree with PADI about the scuba rating, but at least I can not teach it, there are divers which I would never certify as divemaster, does that make it a defective product? NO. Why can't this get past your thick head that it's just a way to get someone interested in diving? YOU DON'T NEED A CERTIFICATION IN ORDER TO DIVE, IT IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW TO DIVE NOT CERTIFIED!!!!!!! This is at least giving them some instruction.
People still dive past 60' as an open water diver, is that wrong? YES. There is no one there stopping these people at 60' telling them that's all they can go. DO PEOPLE DIVE ON WRECKS, OR CAVES? YES, is that dangerous? YES. So does Cavern training a defective product? NO it gets them some training so they can at least make a better choice whether to go inside a cave or cavern or not. It gives them some education on what can happen. Do people dive with NITROX? YES, are all of them certified? NO, but if they take a recreational nitrox it gives them some education on what oxygen can do to them, but not everything.
I had a student who went through one of those classes and couldn't tell me what MOD stood for or what was the max PPO of O2. THAT's A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT! If you never went through PADI's IDC or IE exam then, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM.... SORRY THERE BUDDY PADI's NOT THE PROBLEM, IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO KEEP ON POINTING YOUR FINGER AT EVERYONE AND NOT REALIZING THAT YOU HAVE 3 OTHERS POINTING BACK AT YOU....