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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Remove PADI from the WRSTC for ongoing policy, training, and ethical violations.
Petitioning RSTC, PO Box 3275 Stuart, FL 34995 The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC)
Remove PADI from the WRSTC for
ongoing policy, training, and ethical violations.
I've been diving since 2006 and a scuba diving instructor since 2008. During this time, I have become increasingly aware that PADI, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, have regularly demonstrated a careless and intentional disregard for safety, failure to follow industry standards, support for their instructors, a willingness to put financial gain before the people they represent, and a failure and dedication to scuba, the aquatic world, and to the people they award certifications to.
When an organization is incapable of bringing new divers, foster existing divers, and support all aspects of recreational scuba diving and technical scuba diving practices, a call to action from those that love and respect diving is necessary.
The first step in this process is to have PADI's membership in the WRSTC, World Recreational Scuba Training Council terminated. The WRSTC's Mission Statement includes the following, "The WRSTC is the mechanism for worldwide cooperation in reaching international consistency in minimum course training standards."
It is PADI's inconsistencies that put divers at risk and jeopardize the future of the scuba diving industry. With the termination of their membership, perhaps it will strike a cord in the heart of the organization that change is necessary and overdue.
This petition will be delivered to:
RSTC, PO Box 3275 Stuart, FL 34995 The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC)