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Dive Instructor Caught Harassing Octopus

SSI instructor Mark Scott of Diving Vietnam has been caught harassing an octopus when a video he uploaded on Facebook caused an outcry among divers on social media

The two-minute-long footage shows Mark Scott of Diving Vietnam dragging an octopus from its shelter and manhandling the animal which is trying to escape several times. 


The video caused a wave of protests on social media.

DIVE magazine was unable to obtain a comment on the incident by SSI and whether Scott will face consequences is unclear.

Please choose your dive operator carefully. You can report unethical behaviour to the certifying membership organisations.

We'd be interested to hear what you think about the video and if you have witnessed similar situations. Please share in the comments below.

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