Sounds like lots of blame to go around on this dive mishap, although I know I wouldn't want to be in the water with that crew looking out for me (or not, rather). On the bright side, the beleaguered diver's suing for $4 million for five hours' work -- probably nearly what his attorney's asking.
I had a slightly similar experience off the Kenyan coast once. All I could think of while I was kicking toward shore was "God, I hope to hell I see a whale shark."
Can't let that story go without thinking of this great indie film: