Agencies must establish certain minimum training standards...
Rodney G - Instructor/Attorney
July 10, 2003 at 15:42:39
It's all well and good to talk about the buck stopping with the instructor but the agencies are responsible for establishing certain minimum training standards. That's true of any dangerous recreational activity.
The problem with the PADI Scuba Diver course is that even when a responsible scuba diving instructor follows all of the course requirements, the result is an undertrained diver who didn't get enough entry-level skills to dive without supervision.
In my book, that's an accident waiting to happen, and as others have said, supervision can't prevent it. Sorry, but I think PADI deserves to be thoroughly bashed on this one!