Is diving the only past-time that attracts the opinionated Internet Warriors who are so ready to tell you you’re doing it wrong? I travel and dive extensively and it is so rare that I meet these type of people in person that when I do it’s worth posting a blog about it – and I … Read more
The response to my recent Undercurrent blog posting (about stupid rules) from so many readers left me chuckling at their own experiences with nit-picking nonsensical rules enforced by the “village idiots” that somehow end up as divemasters or instructors. I’ve enjoyed reading your input and am cheered to know so many of you share my … Read more
I was recently privileged to be invited on a press trip to the British Virgin Islands. They wanted us to get the best material we could for the articles we were to produce and did nothing to obstruct that. All the operators, that is, except one. …
Dive operators have to keep many of their clients, some of whom have very little or infrequent diving experience, on a short leash. However, the art of dealing with people in what is predominantly a people business is to accurately assess first who you are dealing with.
The diving industry has a lot of rules that most of us are told to follow. But many of these should be chunked — here we take a look at several and tell you why you can or should ignore them.