Years ago I felt PADI/NAUI/SSI/etc needed to put out Rules for Underwater Photographers. Teach it in their classes. Make posters dive resorts could post. Problem is photogs think they have to have that shot and are too impatient to wait, work for it. Resorts want people happy, Guides want tips, nobody wants to be the bad guy. If a resort/guide could say "if we want to keep our Padi/Naui/SSI 5 Star rating we need to adhere to these rules" it would take some of the pressure off the Guides. I talked to several resorts, some in Lembeh and there was support but the Agencies did not want to get involved, I gave up the "crusade".
So beyond destroying the vistas we love, harassing the creatures that make it special it devalues everyones images.
End of rant.
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