The family of a British police officer, who drowned in the treacherous waters off Race Rocks near Victoria, is calling for a coroner’s inquest into his death.
Timothy Chu, an experienced open water diver, hired a guide in early July.
The 27-year-old ran into trouble when he was separated from his dive master.
His body wasn’t found for more than seven weeks.
Timothy’s uncle, Bill Chu, says the dive centre should have known the conditions were too dangerous to proceed.
“A month before Tim’s disappearance, another two divers went missing, and those two divers were sent out by the same dive centre, and the currents were running at the same — 5.5 knots is a dangerous speed.”
The family hopes a full inquest into Chu’s death will lead to recommendations to regulate the diving industry, establish qualifications for dive masters and prohibit diving when currents exceed a certain speed.