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David
14-06-2014, 02:50 PM
http://www.groupon.com/deals/abyss-scuba-1

saw this had to post padi now do wrestle fish courses.... Awsome

also sent padi my thoughts too

Divemouse
14-06-2014, 03:02 PM
That's not wrestling; has your mummy not had that talk with you?

What an absolute tool! I used to have a very tiny friend called Suzy who would violently attack anyone she saw doing this kind of thing, the people involved always looked like our cat seconds after 'catching' a shrew.

John-flood
14-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Take only pictures leave only bubbles isn't it something like that !

Chrisch
14-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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also sent padi my thoughts too

Ditto

perth now
14-06-2014, 03:48 PM
http://www.groupon.com/deals/abyss-scuba-1

saw this had to post padi now do wrestle fish courses.... Awsome

also sent padi my thoughts too
Me too with a copy to the store

Cheeky Monkey
14-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Not sure who best to contact, but this is from the padi.com page

"Email QM@padi.com to report a Quality Management issue (compliments or complaints). Quality Management / Consumer Alerts help uphold PADI's high standards and quality service to protect your safety."

So I think I'll drop QM@padi.com a line in the first instance (and with a screen grab in case it disappears ....)

gpj
14-06-2014, 04:16 PM
I assume these clowns have a FB presence. Need to find the correct one first. :punch:

smileydiver
14-06-2014, 04:25 PM
This sort of thing makes my blood boil. I will leave a review with my thoughts on their facebook page when we find it, see if can track them down on twitter and also email PADI. FFS if this is a photo they use to advertise themselves, what else do they get up to??!! :devil:

smileydiver
14-06-2014, 04:29 PM
OK, their website is: http://www.abyss-scuba.com/

Their facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abyss-SCUBA/111662242221399

It still has their old address - according to their website, they have moved ...

John-flood
14-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Suitable comment left on Facebook page however it is not ther true one

smileydiver
14-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Suitable comment left on Facebook page however it is not ther true one

No, that's all I can find but may help. Have emailed PADI Americas and also put a screen shot up as per coments above in case link comes down. Will forward to the QM bit as well. Seriously unbelievable that they would use this image to promote diving - doh!!!!!

String
14-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Beat me to it. Was trying to work out what/who in PADI Americas to make aware.

smileydiver
14-06-2014, 07:19 PM
I have posted this on facebook and some people have suggested that groupon may have chosen the photo rather than the dive centre. I have emailed groupon and asked them to confirm who chose the photo. Even so if you were a dive club would you not monitor the advert and get groupon to change the photo if they put something this idiotic up? Some serious reputational damage here so be interested to see what responses I get from groupon and the dive centre. Will let you all know if I hear anything back ...

David
14-06-2014, 08:59 PM
I also grabbed the web page and sent the pic to padi , I wont bother with their Facebook nothing I could tell them that would be constructive :-(

Cheeky Monkey
16-06-2014, 04:07 PM
fair play to them - had a reply from PADI (the QM email address)


"Thank you very much for taking the time to bring this our attention. We received several complaints about the photograph you attached to your message. As you can see from the link you provided, it has now been replaced: http://www.groupon.com/deals/abyss-scuba-1.

If you haven't already, we suggest you share your concerns directly with Abyss Scuba and Travel as well. Their website address is www.abyss-scuba.com. While the operation offers PADI training, they are not a PADI Member Dive Center, however we will ensure the owner, a PADI Instructor, is aware of the concerns regarding the photo."

smileydiver
16-06-2014, 05:53 PM
I got a very similar response except they said they were glad I had also contacted the dive centre. At least they are going to speak with the instructor / owner. Yet to hear back from groupon or the dive centre themselves ...

David
17-06-2014, 01:46 AM
me too same stock response and the groupon pic was changed :-) what were they thinking of