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An Inter-Agency Blacklist Needed?

from the May, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Undercurrent received a story from Henri Hemmerechts, who invested in a diving business running instructor courses in Dahab, in Egypt's Sinai, only to later discover he had been the victim of a person who had falsified his SSI Instructor Certifier certification. It turned out that the [Egyptian] perpetrator of this fraud also made a habit of getting holiday girlfriends to invest in his imaginary businesses. The sorry tale was brought to a conclusion only after he was arrested by the police on a range of charges including possession of hard drugs, for which he was convicted.

That was three years ago. However, it seems the miscreant has turned up again and is back teaching diving in the south of Egypt. With no governing body to regulate the training agencies (that jealously guard commercially sensitive information), isn't it time that diving training agencies shared intelligence about proven criminals in their midst?

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