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October 2023    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 49, No. 10   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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A PADI 5-Star Center Takes Issue

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In our May issue, we carried a story about Undercurrent subscriber Lorraine Elowe (Colorado), who suffered a severe injury in Belize from a shattered windshield of Ramon's dive boat on the way for a dive. A shard of glass pierced her leg, requiring several operations, and has permanently limited her mobility.

She selected Ramon's based on their 5-star rating with PADI. "We felt we were in good hands . . . . We do not expect that a 5-Star PADI resort would improperly maintain their boats nor shirk full responsibility for the damages caused by their admitted negligence. Ramon's had lax safety standards, hid behind their limited insurance policy, 'thirdworld country' status, and antiquated British laws. The PADI 5-Star status is a joke."...

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