Darwin Award Winners list is getting longer.
Diane, I feel the responsibility is with the people who give the tourist the kayak.
Visitors are uninformed of the dangers and make an erroneous assumption that it's OK to kayak out to the reef when Kayaks are made available to them by resorts, hotels and condos.
For sure the litigation will be aimed at the kayak owners.
Most business that send people out on the waters are required to have a Tour Operators Licence that represents a level of standards for safety in the tour. The BTB needs to broaden it's scope. The regulations are vague and poorly written. http://www.sanpedrosun.com/old/99-182.html http://www.sanpedrosun.com/old/99-182.html