June 27, 2007
In a recent issue of Underwater Times, the FBI is asking all scuba personnel to watch out for possible terrorist behavior.
The alert is an attempt to stop people from providing extensive training to people who meet the below criteria:
The FBI says that people who meet one of the indicators are likely not a threat. Any of the Indicators taken collectively though, should raise a red flag to instructors.
Chip Earle, owner of the Dive Connection in Charlottesville said this isn't the first time a warning like this has gone out to the dive community; they started receiving them after 9/11.
"They sent out an advisory at that time to all of the scuba shops and the scuba industry to let them know what the possibilities were. After all, it was the folks getting the flight training that nobody realized quite what was going on until after it was too late".
This latest advisory was featured in the June 22nd Addition of Underwater Times.