Now ScubaBoard....are you talking about that? There were hundreds of posts there and all kinds of half-fictionalized type BS posts about what or what was not in the news (of course these were 99% written by people who cannot speak one word of Spanish).
If you are talking about the articles on ScubaBoard. That was the longest running thread of hate and so called experts spewing bullshit, that I have ever seen. Neither I nor my wife, who is a DM, could hardly take anything posted there seriously. It was despicable in general.
This is why I do not post on SB - too much BS and it's like playing the telephone game as a kid... instead of it being SB, BS would be a better name for it...
Per PADI. PADI has every legal right to cancel instructor, DM and dive-op status. They do it every month of the year.
The only thing is this.....someome has to report them and in order to do so the accuser is known to the accused, so this rarely happens. I blame PADI for this. If there are a couple of dead divers, why should I have to make a report for PADI to take interest in it? Why would someone trying to do the right thing have to take heat for it.
Not pleased to find out you have to put yourself out there - anonymous tips would be a great thing! Let PADI do the investigative work!
There are sometimes down currents at Santa Rosa and in the spring sometimes very strong, but it is not a normal current.....you can get out of it and you can almost always see it from the surface.
Thanks for clarifying! It just seems that every time something bad happens, it was a "downspout..." I just have this mental image of a twisting water tornado sucking you down like the one you see in a sink or a bathtub... LOL