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-----, DIVING AND THE CANADIAN LAW, ACUC, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 1979, 26 pages. 

Baley, J. & Mattews, D. LAW AND LIABILITY IN ATHLETICS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA, 1984, 430 pages 

Conger, G. & Wheeler, C. LEGAL ISSUES FOR FLORIDA DIVING, W.C. Publications, Gainesville, FL, 1977, 36 pages. 

Corer, E.S. THE LAW AND THE DIVING PROFESSIONAL, PADI, Santa Ana, CA, 1985, 180 pages. 

Franklin, M. THE BIOGRAPHY OF A LEGAL DISPUTE, Foundation Press, Mincola, NY. 1968, 196 pages. 

Giquere, J. SALVAGE LAWS FOR WEEKEND DIVERS, Rowe Publishing, Milwaukee, WI. 1981, 48 pages. 

Healy, N. & Sharpe, D. ADMIRALTY, CASES AND MATERIALS, West Publishing, St. Paul, MN. 1984, 875 pages. 

Maraist, F. ADMIRALTY IN A NUTSHELL, West Publishing, St. Paul, Mn. 1983, 390 pages. 

McCormack, M. THE TERRIBLE TRUTH ABOUT LAWYERS, Beach Tree Books, New York, NY. 1987, 261 pages. 


Schneider, D. COPYRIGHTS, Howard & Howard, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 1990, 22 pages. 

Sleeper, J. (Ed.) LEGAL ASPECTS OF UNDERWATER INSTRUCTION, NAUI, Colton, CA, 1976, 47 pages. 


IQ 92

Davidson,  Workplace Legislation For Instructors & Divemasters: The Australian Experience, 35-43. 

High, W. High Pressure Air Risk Management- Fill Stations, Visual Inspectors, and Tank Owners, et. al.  95-99. 

Hoffman, G. The NAUI Waiver & Release Agreement-Its Meaning & Effect, 101-110. 

IQ 86 

Somers, L. The Precarious 80's.  217-226. 

IQ 14- 1983 

Somers, L. Can Your Instructor Image Kill?  241-247.

Somers, L. How Vulnerable Are You ?  260-267. 

IQ 11-1979 

Brock, K. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Instruction, 80-83. 

IQ 10-1978 

Daniels, J. & Gilbert, M. Diving Law '78, 116-125. 

IQ 8-1976 

Lynch, H. Instructor Liability,  173-189.

Somers, L. It Won't Happen To Me Syndrome, 302-309. 


-----, ADC Standard 10-1999, Underwater, Mar/Apr. 2000, 68-60.   

-----, Court Dismisses Andrea Doria Suit, Undercurrent, Oct. 2003, 10-13.

-----, Court Upholds Negligence Waiver, Undercurrent, February, 1989, 3. 

-----, Drug Testing Required For Charter Boat Industry, Upwellings, 13(2), Spring, 1991, 3. 

-----, Lingering Legal Action Against PADI, Undercurrent, April, 1990, 10-11. 

-----, List of State Attorney's Allegations In Ongoing Case, Underwater USA, May, 1990, 6. 

-----, No More Classrooms, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Snorkels, In Depth, February, 1992, 10-12. 

-----, PADI & U.S. Divers Sued By Instructors, Undercurrent, September, 1985, 8-9. 

-----, PADI Instructors vs. PADI: An Update, Nov/Dec. 1985, 13. 

-----, PADI Lawsuit Update, Undercurrent, May, 1987, 9. 

-----, PADI's Recent Settlement With Calif. Attorney General 'Dissolves' Agency, Underwater USA, May, 1991, 9. 

-----, Settling Dive Accidents Out of Court, Undercurrent, #3, 1982, 9-11. 

-----, That Lawsuit Against PADI, Undercurrent, June, 1986, 11-12. 

-----, Those Pending Cases Against PADI, Undercurrent, September, 1988, 9-10. 

-----, Why Dive Accidents Are Settled Out of Court, Undercurrent, #1, 1982, 7-10. 

Antone, N. The Public Trust Domain and Related Michigan Environmental Legislation, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987,  894-901. 

Barocus, I. My Uncle Was A Sea Lawyer, Sources, May/June, 1993, 89-90. 

Barrows, R. Ownership of Submerged Lands and Rights to Articles Found Thereon, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987, 886-893. 

Barsky, S. Business Demos And Liability, Sources, Sept/Oct. 1992, 59-61. 

Blounts, S. Shipwrecks and the Law: What Professionals Think, Sport Diver, Winter, 1979,  131-144. 

Bondy, C. Flapping In The Breeze: Dive Flag Laws, Dive Training, June, 1993,  58-61 (Repeat: Sept. 1997, 86-91) 

Boyer, C. Atty General Alleges Malpractice By Former PADI Attorney, Underwater USA, May, 1990, 6. 

Bozanic, J. Member's Forum: How Can Potential Liability Suits Be Minimized For The Instruction Or Supervision Of Recreational Divers? Sources, Sept/Oct.  1992, 11-16. 

Brock, K. Legal-Ethical Review of Problems for Instructors,  NAUI News, Dec 1979, 4 pages.   

Brylske, A. Training Standards, Dive Training, Nov. 2001, 70-70-78.

Butler, S. Exclusions & Exemptions From OSHA’s Commercial Diving Standard, Underwater, Spring, 1999, 83-87. 

Cardone, B. The Diver's Flag, Skin Diver, March 1979, 20-25. 

Carr, F. An Introduction to the Maritime Law of Products Liability, Underwater, Mar/April, 2001, 40-42.   

Christini, C. Understanding Your Insurance Coverage, Sources, May/June, 2002, 34-35.

Coleman, P. The Truth About Dive Releases, Undercurrent, March, 2001, 11-13; Part II, April, 2001, 9-11.   

Coleman, P. Your Liability As A Buddy, Undercurrent, March, 2002, 9-13.. 

Davidson, B. After Divers Die, The Litigation Begins, Undercurrent, May, 1999, 13-15; June, 1999, 12-13. 

Deems, N. Michigan Water Law: A General Review, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987, 854- 862.   

Elliot, J. US Coast Guard Checklist, Underwater, May/June, 2002, 35-38.

Feld, D. The Liability Profile - A Re-look, Sources, May/June, 1989, 53, 56. 

Fine, J. Treasure, Shipwrecks, and Artifacts, Undercurrent, #7, 1986, 6-9.   

Fousek, P. Lawsuits: No LOnger An AMerican Phenomenon, Undersea Journal, First Quarter, 2003, 8-9.

Fousek, P. Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way, Undersea Journal, 4 th Quarter, 1998, 82-83.   

Francis, J. Consumer's Guide TO Dive Insurance, Scuba Diving, October, 2002, 25-28.

Frinks, S. Legal Aspects of Underwater Photography, Ocean Realm, Winter, 1983, 50-54. 

Gentile, G. Shipwreck Legislation: Legality vs. Morality, Sea Frontiers, Jan/Feb, 1988, 36-41. 

Gilliam, B. Diving The Scales Of Justice, Deep Tech Journal, Part 1: Sept. 1995, 44-46. 

Gilliam, B. Risk & The Waiver, Deep Tech, Jan. 1996, 46-49. 

Goldberg, R. An Overview of Tort Law, NAUI News, Nov/Dec, 1987, 1416. 

Graver, D. The Divemaster’s Dilemma, Sources, May, 1999, 54-56. 

Graver, D. The Role and Responsibilities of NAUI Divemasters, NAUI NEWS, Jan/Feb. 1989, 26-29. 

Gray, C. How Do You Spell Release? Undercurrent, Sept.  1994, 11. 

Griffith, R. Documentation: The Dive Instructor's Shield, NACD Journal, October, 1990, 78. 

Hanisch, M. et al.  An Introduction to Michigan's Inland Lake Level Act, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987, 869- 872. 

Hanson, D. Ice Diving & The Divemaster, Sources, Jan/Feb. 1995,22-25. 

Hardy, J. A Warning For Instructors, Scuba Diving, Oct. 2000, 26. 

Hardy, J. Dive Buddy Liability, Scuba Diving, Sept. 2000, 24-25. 

Harrington, S. & Litan, R. Causes of the Liability Insurance Crisis, Science, 239 (Feb. 12, 1088), 737-741. 

Hendricks, W. Are You Liable? Aqua Corps, Feb./Mar. 1990, 44-45. 

Hess, P.  Abandoned Shipwreck Act, Deep Tech, Issue 11, 57. 

Hess,  P. Finders Weepers, Government Keepers, Immersed, 2(3), Fall, 1997, 39-43. 

Hess, P. Wreck Diving: UNESCO Plan Would Scuttle Admiralty Law, Immersed, Spring, 1999, 30-30-31, 39. 

Hess,  Wrecked Diving, Advanced Diving Journal, Nov/Dec. 1993, 48-49. 

Hicks, E. The Legal Scope Of "Scientific Diving": An Analysis Of The OSHA Exemption, in Maney, E & Ellis, C (Ed's), DIVING FOR SCIENCE 1997, 87, 138. 

Hoffmann, G. The NAUI Assumption  Of Risk Agreement, Sources, May/June, 1991, 47-51. 

Huber.  Injury Litigation and Liability Insurance Dynamics, Science, 238 (Oct. 2), 31-36, 1987. 

Innes, S. Legal Aspects of Diving, in Fife, W. (Ed.), WOMEN IN DIVING, UHMS, Bethesda, MD, 1987, 99-112. 

Jacobson, T. Facing Up to Dive Club Liability Issues, Undercurrent, #6, 1980,  7-10. 

Jones, T. Good Samaritan Laws vs. Professional Standards, Diver, May, 1996, 26-27. 

Laboda, A. The Laws of the Sea: Rules & Regulations in Underwater Marine Parks, Dive Training, May, 1992, 23-25. 

Laboda, A. Sign On The Dotted Line, Dive Training, September, 1995, 69-71. 

Leahy, R. Reducing the Liability Profile of a Recreational Agency's Scuba Program, NAUI NEWS, Jan/Feb. 1989, 47-50. 

Lesser, R. Independent Instructor Or Employee? Dive Training, April, 1998, 51-53. 

Lesser, R. Risk Management For The Recreational Diving Instructor, Undersea Journal, First Quarter, 1991, 16-17. 

Lesser, R. Why You Shouldn't Lie … The Importance of Medical Releases, Dive Training, Jan. 1998, 74-75. 

Lesser, R. & Nelson, M. Liability Releases, Dive Training, June, 1998, 93-95. 

Lesser, R. & Nelson, M. Baggage Liability, Dive Training, February, 1999, 63-66. 

Lippmann, J. & Wodak, T. Diving Safety: Whose Responsibility, SPUMS, 25(1), March, 1995, 54-57. 

McClenahan, M. The Abandoned Shipwreck Act And The Diving Industry, Sources, July/Aug. 1994, 49-50. 

Meyer.  Risk Management For The Dive Boat Owner, Sources, Sept./Oct. 1991, 26-28. 

Milliot, R. Murphey, M. Horodoski, M. & Penalta, A. OSHA Regulation's Potential Impact On The Dive Industry, Sources, Sep/Oct. 1995, 45-46. 

Mockridge, B. The Divemaster and the Law, in DIVEMASTER NOTES, NAUI Canada, Etobicoke, Ontario, 1974, 33-52. 

Monroe, M. Scuba Products & Liability: Injury Without Fault, Sources, Mar/Apr. 1994, 50. 

Nielson, J.B. Determining and Surveying Water Boundary Lines in Michigan, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987, 874-881 

Nordyke, K. Standards Provide No Bullet-Proof Vest, Sources, Spring, 1996, 7. 

Northrup, G. Shipwreck Legislation, NAUI News, Mar/Apr. 1989, 26-29. 

Pelton, R. Loony Canadian Diving Laws, Diver, February, 1991, 6-7. 

Pelton, R. Loony Laws About Scuba Diving, Undercurrent, Nov./Dec. 1989, 14-15. 

Robinson,  Diving Law: Of Snails & Ginger Beer Bottles, Dive Ontario, Fall, 1995, 8-9. 

Roman, J. A Legal Viewpoint, Sources, Mar/Apr. 1993, 15-16. 

Rossler, R. The Law Of The Depths, Dive Training, Oct. 1995, 40-42,46-47. 

Rossler, R. We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Dive Training, March, 1995, 71-75. 

Schott, J. Federal Wreck Diving Regulations, Dive Training, Jan. 2001, 103-108. 

Shindell, L. The Good Samaritan, Alert Diver, Jan/Feb. 1995, 18-22.   

Shuster, B. Avoiding The Scuba Police, Scuba Diving, Feb. 2003, 63-66.

Shuster, B. Diver Down: Dive Flag Laws Examined, Dive Training, July, 2003, 28-27.

Smith, S. Sign On The Dotted Line, Dive Training, April, 1993, 54-56. 

Sutterfield, J. Legal Aspects of Decompression Table Validation, in Schreiner, M. & Hamilton, R. VALIDATION OF DECOMPRESSION TABLES, UHMS, Bethesda, MD, 1989, 67-74. 

Taylor, L. Rx: Oxygen: The Legal Issues, Alert Diver, 2 (5), 1986, 10. 

Telford, H. Managing The Risks, Managing The Risk, Sources, May/June, 1993, 62-63. 

Theut,  & Davis, R. Michigan's Marine Safety Act, Michigan Bar Journal, Sept. 1987, 882-885. 

Timacus, D. Diving & The Law, Sources, May, 1999, 30-33. 

Timacus, D. Introduction To Admiralty Law & The Jones Act, Sources, January, 2000, 59-61 

Timacus, D. An Introduction To Strict Product Liability, Sources, Jan/Feb. 2001, 56-63. 

Timacus, D. Understanding Negligence Law, Sources, Sept, 1999, 26-28..

Tower, H. Admiralty Salvage Laws, Skin Diver, May, 1987, 108- 109, 172. 

Tubeville, B. Legal Releases In Recreational Scuba Diving, SPUMS (25(1), March, 1995,  18-21. 

Tubeville, B. The Legal Risks of Technical Diving, Aqua Corps, Vol. 3 (1), 1992,  38-42. 

Tubeville, B. Liability Considerations of Nitrox Diving, Undersea Journal, 4 th Quarter, 1992,  8-11. 

Walker, D. An Essential Research Project: Living With The American With Disabilities Act, SPUMS, 27(2), June, 1997, 73-76. 

Walker, D. Diving's Well Known Facts May Face The Acid Test; Some Consequences Of The American's With Disabilities Act, SPUMS, 25(1).March, 1995, 28-29. 

Walker, D. The World As It Is: Out Of Court; Out Of Sight: Out Of Mind, SPUMS, 24(2), June, 1994, 78-80. 

Wenzel, J. Legal Aspects: Diver Rescue Training, NAUI NEWS, Mar/Apr, 1981,  21. 

Wenzel, J. Insurance and Liability, Sport Diver, Winter, 1979, 178-184. 

Wren, C. Legal Considerations of Underwater Salvage, Diver, Jan/Feb, 1981, 28, 30.

Young, R. What Type of Insurance Should a Dive Shop Owner Have? NAUI News, May/June, 1983, 12-13. 



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