. I was nice and generous to Kris Harrison from Sirius Diving. It would be nice for Kris to pay me for the parts I put in his car. I introduced Kris Harrison to some wonderful technical divers. I don't think he had a clue. I invited Kris to CCR wreck dive with a Great Lakes charter captain from who also dives a Meg re-breather. On my expense Kris flew into Chicago. On arrival Kris claimed someone stole part of his re-breather out of his luggage. It is so unlikely in the US due to the size of what was stolen and security cameras are everywhere. Speaking to an employee of Department of aviation, he said it is extremely unlikely. At first I believed Kris Harrison about the theft. Now I suspect Since Kris has no money to maintain the re-breather, he left it behind when he discovered his o2 sensors needed replacement. About $400.00.
After I picked him up from Midway we filled two more sets of open circuit doubles, plus deco tanks per Kris instruction with helium and deco gas. Kris Harrison from Sirius Diving clearly had enough gas to dive open circuit for at least two dives, most likely four dives. Out of eight dives four days Kris dove once. His excuse for not diving the last day is that he did not have enough gas for thirds. By his arrogance he was implicating we were all diving wrong. But he did not dive or come with us to teach us. The last day of diving I had two full sets of doubles Trimix left for Kris a set of 105 and a set of 100 doubles. The last day Kris Harrison said he wouldn’t dive because it was not enough gas. Remember it was mixed per his instruction (plus he helped fill his tanks too.) I have been doing a lot of 200 foot 70 meter dives. We usually get 2 dives out of a set of doubles.
.Kris did have any money. Not 50 cents for a candy bar. I paid for flight, luggage and room. Lack of money meant not money for food nor did he bring food. He started mooching cigarettes from the hotel owner upon arrival. This also was embarrassing. (Glad I don’t smoke).
Because of all the different excuses Kris Harrison made not to dive, and his final excuse insulted me and my open circuit dive partners. I told Kris Harrison he was acting like a young child not a dive buddy. After this comment to Kris, he was relentless by insulting me calling me names. I tried to walk away but he would not leave me alone. That night I ended up moving to another hotel. This of course was the end of our friendship.
Earlier this year Kris and Mariella stayed at my house for a week. I stored his car for a couple months. I repaired his car, (it was not safe). When I was part way through it he told me he had no money. I thought I may take scuba lessons from Kris Harrison and Sirius Diving. Since I will not use a name calling instructor I requested for Kris to tell me how and when he will pay me back for the parts on installed on his Jeep. I really thought Kris was very smart . I have a different opinion now.
In Mexico after cave diving, I saw him get in a physical fight with a German cave diver. It was about a mistake the German diver made, the way he ran his reel to the gold line. Remembering this incident, Kris’s abusive comments and his threats. Kris frightened me. He did threaten my property when I asked him to leave me alone in the room.
Kris has a most impressive résumé. I think he WAS a very good cave instructor. At this point in his life he is going through a mental break down. Having no money, without his wife, a broken car and living in a tent. He is just being a burden to whoever will deal with him. I did not drive Kris back to Chicago. I was afraid of him and what he might do or say. Instead I paid a friend to drive him close.
Kris also claimed I am trying to steel his empty suitcase that was left at my shop. I left it at his access. Kris Harrison from Sirius diving never came and got it.
Kris Harrison’s acts like he believes he is your instructor all the time. For Kris excuses shouldn’t be a lie. Lying why you’re not diving. Especially with Kris credentials. Great lakes diving is very hard and cold. I had 3 finger mittens for Kris a 7 mil hood, even better undergarment and a DUI 200 dry suit. Kris thought he knew better. He froze his ass off his only dive. He couldn’t get the deco tanks on without help in the water. He looked like a Great Lake rookie. I hope SDI/TDI have a warm water wreck c card. He sure is not a cold water wreck instructor. As a Great Lake shipwreck diver, we always take each other’s help. None of us can get dressed without it. The work starts with days of preparation. Kris was asked on Thursday to show up on Saturday. He did not listen to me his former student on what he needed. Kris said he started diving in ice cold water and knew what to do.
I am embarrassed I am so gullible. Kris went off on me and is not fit to instruct at this point in time. He was only invited to dive the re-breather. I didn’t go along with his three days of excuses. I actually thought he may try and physically hurt me. To keep him at bay, I reminded him I would call the police if necessary. The last day he would call me names while asking me for a ride, which is hypocritical or just strange. A final thought. Why are all these bad things happening to Kris? Bad things usually happen to people when they are not doing the right thing