A New Zealand court has ordered Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, a dive center located on the country’s North Island, to pay NZ$70,000 (around US$51,055 or 45,223 Euros) to the family of a Taiwanese woman who drowned during a “Discover Scuba” trip in November 2014.
According to DiverNet, the woman was provided an ill-fitting BC that limited the movement of her head.
New Zealand WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart said:
“The ill-fitted equipment compromised the victim’s ability to try and breathe when her air supply ran out and the lack of supervision meant she was able to become separated from the dive supervisor and leave the sheltered bay. It also meant that she could not immediately notify someone of her distress, nor be provided with assistance.”
For the rest of this sad story, go to DiverNet.com.