The Commercial Diver Network
The reason why I joined Nawd is because it was started by a Diver to address Diver issues. I believe that the public perception is that divers make lots of money for a dangerous job. We know that is not the case. We know the people who do this job do it because they love it. I wish all divers regardless of their nation or anything else would join this organization or form one like it. Once the numbers get over a few hundred we need to lobby for the regulation changes and even laws that make it better for Divers long after our days are done. I don't believe we will make much of a difference any other way than numbers ( solidarity) and using those numbers to push for the change we want in regs. & labor laws first. I think this forum is a vehicle for that as long as we don't become barking dogs. Complain (bark)and then go back in the dog house. It costs us little to nothing to put in a small continuous effort .
There should be a sticky thread at the top of this forum with the issues U.S divers need addressed .Once a year or maybe more a letter should be drafted and sent to the Coast Guard,State reps, Congressmen, Senators saying that this ORG. Representing X# of divers with x# of active members has agreed that these are the most important issues we face in our industry and we want changed.
The same thing can be done globally .But we have to work in each of our own corners of the world.unless we don't care whether divers will continue to be treated like toilet paper.
Finally a diver with balls...Im in.....OOOORRRAHH