This week there was an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch about the FBI making the rounds at local Dive Shops...
The FBI is cautioning instructors to be on the lookout for:
Inquiries about diving in areas not conducive to the activity, such as murky water or sewer pipes;
Applicants from countries where diving is uncommon;
Requests from religious organizations, cults, associations or charitable agencies not normally associated with diving;
Requests to learn advanced combat swimming skills, such as how to use rebreathers (which reprocess exhaled air) and diver propulsion vehicles;
Customers seeking to pay cash for diving instruction;
Refusal or reluctance to provide personal information.
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