I've fell in love with scuba diving the moment I took that first breath underwater in the swimming pool! I knew from that moment forward, that scuba diving was going to play an important role in my life. As I've continued my education, I've come to see how good training can mitigate risks, but as with all things in life, one can do everything right and mistakes still happen. From early on in my business career, I knew that it was responsible to leave directions for others to follow in the event I was unable to make decisions for myself or if I died. I believe that leaving a clear and concise statement about what scuba diving means to me and what I do not want to happen in the event of my death (while scuba diving) is very important to me. What I leave behind, the memories others will have of me, and what other's could do in my name is important even if I am not here to do anything about it. Those that know me well whole-heartedly believe that I always do everything on every dive that is inline with safe diving practices. By knowing that, I do not want anyone to pursue legal actions in my name, on my behalf, or create any kind of foundation or enterprise that is contrary to my love of scuba diving. Mistakes happen. People die. If I am lucky enough to get eaten by sharks, please celebrate my life by continue to dive with sharks! If I am lost at sea, celebrate my life by continue to love the ocean. If I am eaten by a whale, write a book about it! No one ever expects to get eaten by a whale. In all, I love my life, love yours! Enjoy some part of it every day, no matter how bad you think it was. Share yourself with others and don't be afraid to do something you never thought you ever would. Love the earth and all of it's beautiful creatures. Rejoice over all the gifts we have been given. I want you to live life to the fullest. Have a little fun every day and remember, "Every dive is a dream come true..." --carlos


LIVING SCUBA DIVING WILL
April 11, 2017


Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary © 1994 defines "safe" as, "1. secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place." Clearly scuba diving is not safe! One of the attractions of scuba diving is the adventure and "danger" of the activity. We can make diving "safer." We can minimize risk. In concept every diving instructional program is in reality a risk management program, in that, we develop the attitude, skills and knowledge necessary for the diver to participate in an adventure activity while minimizing the risks thereof. An individual must be cognizant of the risks of an activity for which they are being asked to accept responsibility.

I, Juan Carlos Aguilar,do hereby affirm and acknowledge that I am fully informed of the inherent hazards and risks associated with scuba diving. I fully understand that these risks can lead to severe injury and even loss of life. I understand that diving operations may be conducted at a site that is remote from a recompression chamber and competent medical assistance. Nevertheless, I choose to proceed even in the absence of a recompression chamber and competent medical assistance. Additionally, I understand that there are also risks associated with scuba diving equipment and with dive travel, including, but not limited to the possible injury or loss of life as a result of a dive boat accident, as well as the use of scuba diving equipment and travel to and from dive sites. Despite the potential hazards and dangers associated with the activity of diving, I wish to proceed and I freely accept and expressly assume all risk, dangers and hazards that may arise from diving activities which could result in personal injury, loss of life and property damage to me.


In consideration of being allowed to participate in scuba diving activities as well as the use of any of the facilities and the use of the equipment listed in any releases I may sign, I hereby agree as follows:

1. TO WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS based upon negligence, active or passive with the exception of intentional, wanton or willful misconduct that I may have in the future.

2. To release the releasees, their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and volunteers, from liability and responsibility, whatsoever, for any claims or causes of action that I, my estate, heirs executors or assigns may have for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death arising from scuba diving activities whether caused by active or passive negligence of the releasees or otherwise with the exception of gross negligence. By executing this document, I agree to hold the releasees harmless for any injury or loss of life which may occur to me during scuba diving activities and/or instruction.

3. By entering into this agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by others, other than what is set forth in this agreement. I further agree that this agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state in which I am scuba diving in, within the United States of America or country to which I have traveled to for the purposes of scuba diving.

4. If any provision, section, subsection, clause or phrase of this release is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that portion shall be severed from this contract. The remainder of this contract will then be construed as though the unenforceable portion had never been contained in this document.

I hereby declare that I am of legal age and am competent to sign and consent to this agreement.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, I UNDERSTAND IT, I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT, I STIPULATE THAT OTHERS TO BE BOUND BY IT, so say I, Juan Carlos Aguilar.



LIVING WILL
April 11, 2017


This document is NOT my Last Will and Testament. Included within my Last Will and Testament, I have a Living Will with instructions for that would lead the direction of medical treatment in care occurring during all aspects of my life. In this case, it is prudent to specify my wishes if this event would happen while I am scuba diving.

From the Last Will and Testament of Juan Carlos Aguilar also referred to as "the document" so named below:

The original of my Last Will and Testament, including sections not documented below "A, B, G, H, and I" can be found on "the document" however the content, context, language, text, and statements are exactly written and documented as below.

C. I, Juan Carlos Aguilar, declare that if I should have an incurable and irreversible condition, that, without the administration of life-sustaining treatment, will in the opinion of my attending physician, cause my death within a relatively short time, and I am no longer able to make decisions regarding my medical treatment, direct my attending physician to withhold or withdraw treatment that only prolongs the process of dying and is not necessary for my comfort or to alleviate pain. My Executor, (named on "the document"), may make all final decisions that may impact the condition or quality of my life.

D. I, Juan Carlos Aguilar, declare that if I am in a permanently unconscious condition from which I have no known hope of regaining awareness and where the application of life-sustaining treatment only prolongs the process of dying, I direct my attending physician to withhold or withdraw treatment that merely prolongs the process of dying and is not necessary to my comfort or to alleviate pain. My Executor, (named on "the document"), may make all final decisions that may impact the condition or quality of my life.

E. I, Juan Carlos Aguilar, declare that if I am in a temporary or permanent condition in which I am not capable of making decisions for myself, in a condition other than those describe above in sections "C" and "D", I direct that My Executor, (named on "the document"), may make decisions on my behalf, have power of attorney over myself, and carry out any duty or function that results in my best interests, including all financial matters, matters related to my physical health or well-being or mental health or well-being.

F. I, Juan Carlos Aguilar, direct that all needed organs and tissues be donated before any such action as to the burial of my remains, but only after the above conditions have completely and more than reasonably been met.

I hereby declare that I am of legal age and am competent to sign and consent to this agreement.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, I UNDERSTAND IT, I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT,I STIPULATE THAT OTHERS TO BE BOUND BY IT, so say I, Juan Carlos Aguilar.