QUESTION: "Should diving instructors and divemasters be required to submit to a program of preemployment and routine drug testing? Why/why not?"


--William Macfarlane, NAUI 12415; St. Petersburg, FL (Teaches OW I at Bill Jackson's, a NAUI Pro Facility.)

NOTE: The views expressed in this column are opinions held by the individual members referenced, and are not those of NAUI or the editors of NDA News.]Questions for the next issues:

Questions for the next issues:

For the July/August issue: "When using an alternate second stage, should the alternate regulator or the primary (from the mouth) be passed? Why?"

For the September/October issue: "Given the worldwide AIDS epidemic, should scuba course curriculums continue to include the teaching of mouth to mouth resuscitation? Why/Why not?"

For the November/December issue: "Should the scuba industry lobby for or promote reasonable governmental legislation covering diving? Why/Why not?"

For the January/February issue: "Should some avenue of information be available for scuba students enabling them to determine what the teaching experience and accident record of a prospective instructor/shop has been? Why/why not? If yes, how should it work?"

All members are encouraged to respond. This column is for you, the membership, to develop. Answers should be kept fairly brief, preferably no more than two or three paragraphs. Responses to each question will be collated by the editor, condensed if necessary, and printed in this section. New questions may also be posed for discussion. Questions should be concise, and should stimulate a wide cross‑section of the membership. Include with your responses or questions the following information: your name, address, phone number, NAUI membership number, dive‑related employment, past diving accomplishments, and a review of your dive teaching experience. Send your materials to Jeffrey Bozanic, c/o NDA News, P.O. Box 14650, Montclair, CA 91763‑1150.

Compiled and Edited by Jeffrey Bozanic, NAUI 5334L

Sources, May/Jun 1991, (3:3), pp. 11-16.
Drug Testing for Scuba Instructors

NAUI Members' Forum #23

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