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DIVE PROFESSIONAL | ETHICS

Being a professional and/or business means that you endorse a certain set of principles. "Without them there would be no accountability, and therefore quality and professionalism can never be but a dream." Every one of our verified professional and business member signs and abide by the following ethics/professional code of conduct:
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1. HONESTY. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are honest and truthful in all their dealings and they do not deliberately mislead or deceive others by misrepresentations, overstatements, partial truths, selective omissions, or any other means. 
2. INTEGRITY. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS demonstrate personal integrity and the courage of their convictions by doing what they think is right even when there is great pressure to do otherwise; they are principled, honorable and upright; they will fight for their beliefs. They will not sacrifice principle for expediency, be hypocritical, or unscrupulous. 
3. PROMISE-KEEPING & TRUSTWORTHINESS. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are worthy of trust. They are candid and forthcoming in supplying relevant information and correcting misapprehensions of fact, and they make every reasonable effort to fulfill the letter and spirit of their promises and commitments. They do not interpret agreements in an unreasonably technical or legalistic manner in order to rationalize non-compliance or create justifications for escaping their commitments. 
4. LOYALTY. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are worthy of trust, demonstrate fidelity and loyalty to persons and institutions by friendship in adversity, support and devotion to duty; they do not use or disclose information learned in confidence for personal advantage. They safeguard the ability to make independent professional judgments by scrupulously avoiding undue influences and conflicts of interest. They are loyal to their companies and colleagues and if they decide to accept other employment, they provide reasonable notice, respect the proprietary information of their former employer, and refuse to engage in any activities that take undue advantage of their previous positions. 
5. FAIRNESS. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are fair and just in all dealings; they do not exercise power arbitrarily, and do not use overreaching nor indecent means to gain or maintain any advantage nor take undue advantage of another person's mistakes or difficulties. Fair persons manifest a commitment to justice, the equal treatment of individuals, tolerance for and acceptance of diversity, the they are open-minded; they are willing to admit they are wrong and, where appropriate, change their positions and beliefs. 

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6. CONCERN FOR OTHERS. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are caring, compassionate, benevolent and kind; help those in need, and seek to accomplish their business objectives in a manner that causes the least harm and the greatest positive good. 
7. RESPECT FOR OTHERS
DIVE PROFESSIONALS demonstrate respect for the human dignity, autonomy, privacy, rights, and interests of all those who have a stake in their decisions; they are courteous and treat all people with equal respect and dignity regardless of sex, race or national origin. 
8. LAW ABIDING. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS abide by laws, rules and regulations relating to their business activities. 
9. COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS pursue excellence in performing their duties, are well informed and prepared, and constantly endeavor to increase their proficiency in all areas of responsibility. 
10. LEADERSHIP. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS are conscious of the responsibilities and opportunities of their position of leadership and seek to be positive ethical role models by their own conduct and by helping to create an environment in which principled reasoning and ethical decision making are highly prized. 
11. REPUTATION AND MORALE. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS seek to protect and build the company’s good reputation and the morale of its employees by engaging in no conduct that might undermine respect and by taking whatever actions are necessary to correct or prevent inappropriate conduct of others. 
12. ACCOUNTABILITY. 
DIVE PROFESSIONALS acknowledge and accept personal accountability for the ethical quality of their decisions and omissions to themselves, their colleagues, their companies, and their communities.


Have you witnessed questionable behavior of a professional Diver? Please report the incident, with all possible details to admin@dive-professionals.org. (all complaints will be treated anonymously)