DAN sold out to marketing interests and get rich quick schemes...
Alex - Recreational Diver/Physical Therapist
February 20, 2003 at 17:48:16
It's really true that DAN sold out to marketing interests and get rich quick schemes back in the early 1990s and drifted away from their mission. At some point the money became an end in itself. Remember when they introduced the sponsor system that labeled contributors according to bank marketing gimmicks? Diamond Sponsor, Gold Sponsors, etc? Sheesh! Pity the poor lowly bronze sponsors running the small dive shops who ended up at the bottom of the pecking order. No way they'd ever get DAN to endorse the death of 20 boat divers!