Response from the owner - a month ago
This is my first one star review as well.
Ken contacted me and, during our phone discussion prior to his arrival, I told him I paid a lot of attention to core skills - trim, buoyancy and propulsion techniques. He assured me he was a "good technical diver". During the two and a half days together, these skills were, in my opinion, still seriously deficient and it appeared clear to me that he considered learning these basic skills to be a waste of time. I asked him about it and he confirmed my feeling, so I suggested we stop training and I offered to contact some other instructors for him (those I did contact were unavailable).
Essential diving skills are a requirement to safely diving caves and the vast majority of my students have successfully worked hard to improve their core skills with a positive attitude and without letting their egos get in the way, proceeding to earn their cave certification. Students pay for days of training, not a guaranteed cert.