LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By registering for an event offered by Steve Webster and Dive With Steve, participants affirm the following:
I hereby affirm that I have been advised and thoroughly informed of the inherent hazards of skin and SCUBA diving and further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to agree to this Liability Release and Assumption of Risk.
I understand that this Liability Release and Assumption of Risk encompasses and applies to all skin and SCUBA diving activities offered by Steve Webster and Dive With Steve in which I choose to participate (the “Events”) within thirty-six months from the date hereof. I understand and agree that this Release applies to Steve Webster, Dive With Steve and all of their officers, agents, wholesalers, suppliers, volunteers, employees and/or servants (the “Released Parties”). In consideration of being permitted participation in Events offered by Steve Webster and Dive With Steve, I hereby personally assume all risks in connection with the Events for any harm, injury, or damage that may befall me while I participate in any of the Activities, including all risks connected therewith, whether foreseen or unforeseen.
I understand and agree that none of the Released Parties may be held responsible in any way for any injury, death, property or other damages to me or my family, heirs or assigns that may occur as the result of the negligence of any of the Released Parties, whether passive or active. I further release and exempt the Events and the Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns arising as a result of or in connection with the Events, including all risks connected therewith, whether foreseen or unforeseen. I agree not to sue or make a claim against the Released Parties’ negligence relating to or in connection with the Events. In the event I shall prosecute any such claim, then I shall indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from any loss or liability therefrom, including costs and attorneys' fees.
Further, I understand that diving with compressed air involves certain risks, including decompression sickness, embolism or other hyperbaric injuries that require treatment in a decompression chamber. I know that Events may be conducted at remote locations and that a hyperbaric chamber may not be easily or readily accessible. Nonetheless, I agree that should I be involved in an accident during any such Events and am evacuated to a hyperbaric chamber or medical facility, I am responsible for all associated expenses.
I also understand that skin diving and SCUBA diving are physically strenuous activities and that I will be exerting myself during the Events. I expressly assume all risk for, and will not hold the Released Parties responsible for, any injuries that may befall me in connection with such activities, whether foreseen or unforeseen, including without limitation, injuries due to heart attack, panic, hyperventilation or other injuries caused by physical strain or exertion.
I have read this agreement and the PADI Safe Diving Practices and understand the importance and purposes of these established practices. I realize they are for my own safety and well being, and that failure to adhere to them can place myself in jeopardy when diving. I fully understand my responsibilities and the legal rights that i am giving up by accepting the terms of this agreement. This Liability Release and Assumption of Risk shall be binding upon me and my successors, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.