Please read carefully andinitial each paragraph before signing.
I AgreeI understand and agree that, in consideration of my being permitted to participate in this REEF Field Survey Trip, neither Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. (REEF), nor any of its employees, officers, members, agents, or assigns [hereinafter referred to as the Released Parties] may be held liable or responsible in any way for injury, illness, death, or other damages that may occur as a result of my participation in the REEF Field Survey Trip, including but not limited to scuba diving, skin diving (AKA snorkeling),dive boat use, equipment use,other water sports activity, or any other activity relating to this REEF Field Survey Trip [hereinafter referred to as Diving Activities]; or as a result of the negligence of any party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.
I AgreeI understand that the sole function of REEF and its employees, officers, and agents during the course of this REEF Field Survey Trip is to provide instruction in and familiarization with marine life identification and use of marine life survey forms. Although REEF employees, officers, or agents may or may not be certified scuba instructors / divemasters, and will give freely of their marine life knowledge and experience, I understand that they are not acting in the capacity as scuba instructor / divemaster. I understand that REEF employees, officers, members, or agents do not lead and are not in any way responsibly or liable for any Diving Activities conducted during the course of this REEF Field Survey Trip.
I AgreeI understand that REEF is independent of and has no ownership, as partner, joint venturer, owner, or otherwise, with any resort, hotel, carrier, dive center, boat operator, or other person or firm furnishing any travel-related or Scuba / SkinDiving Activity-related service, equipment, or facility in connection with this REEF Field Survey Trip. I further understand that REEF assumes no liability or responsibility for any service, equipment, or facility furnished by any such resort, hotel, carrier, dive center, boat operator, or other person or firm either as to its availability, safety, quality, or condition nor for the acts or omissions of any employee or agent thereof.
I AgreeI understand that diving with compressed air involves certain inherent risks: decompression sickness, embolism, or other hyperbaric injuries can occur that require treatment in a recompression chamber. I further understand that the Scuba andSkinDiving Activities may be conducted at a site that is remote, by time or distance or both, from such a recompression chamber. I still choose to proceed with such Scuba and/or SkinDiving Activities in spite of the possible absence of a recompression chamber in proximity to the dive site.
I AgreeI declare that I am in good mental and physical fitness for Scuba and SkinDiving Activities and that I am not under the influence of alcohol or any other drug that is contraindicatory to Scuba and SkinDiving Activities. If I am taking medication / drugs, I declare that I have seen a physician and have approval to engage in Scuba and SkinDiving Activities while under the influence of the medication / drugs.
I AgreeI understand that Scuba and Skin Diving Activities are physically strenuous and that I will be exerting myself during this REEF Field Survey Trip, and that if I am injured as a result of heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, etc., that I assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for same.
I AgreeI will inspect all of my equipment prior to all Diving Activities. I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for my failure to inspect my equipment prior to engaging in any Diving Activities.
I AgreeIn consideration of being allowed to participate in this REEF Field Survey Trip, I hereby personally assume all risks in connection with said REEF Field Survey Trip, including, but not limited to, all Scuba and Skin Diving Activities, for any harm, injury, illness, or damage that may befall me while I am a participant, including all risks connected therewith, whether foreseen or unforeseen.
I AgreeI further save and hold harmless the Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns that may arise out of my participation in this REEF Field Survey Trip, including both claims that may arise during the REEF Field Survey Trip or after I complete the REEF Field Survey Trip.
I AgreeI further declare that I am of lawful age and both competent and qualified in law and equity to sign this Liability Release and Assumption of Risk, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian.
I AgreeI understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I have signed this document of my own free act.
IN CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS REEF FIELD SURVEY TRIP, IT IS MY INTENTION BY THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE REEF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC., AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND ASSIGNS FROM ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBLITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED IT ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS. I INTEND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS DOCUMENT.
April 6, 2020