Stumbled on here again to see if there were any follow ups on the many cases brought up here. I would just say that Camdiver Mark has as much right to express his views as anyone and, as a shooter and editor, he was a real asset to the community here but I totally understand why he stopped coming by. It is our loss. I think it terrible for someone to write that it would be best if he stayed away just because he is of a different opinion with a different perspective.
At the same time, I do not agree with Mark on this. As large a community as Wetpixel is, it is small in the scheme of things and we owe it to each other to share our experiences, both positive and negative, with shops, charters et al. That so many lost so much due to their interactions with H20 is the issue and word needed to be spread to prevent others from getting fleeced. If you recall Mark, when you were thinking of doing a dive t shirt operation several years ago, I told you I would have nothing to do with H20 and warned you as well. This was well before the shop went down and companies stopped their relations with H20. You might have gotten fleeced as well if not warned and what kind of a friend would I have been to you if I kept my thoughts to myself and not warned you?
On another note, Adam and Eric probably work harder than any of us can imagine to keep this very valuable site open to any and all divers and I hang on no one's coat-tails.
At any rate, Mark, I do hope you and your new wife are doing well and that you are doing what you enjoy. In my mind, your experience and knowledge are missed.
Edited by Steve Douglas, 20 February 2012 - 09:36 AM.
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