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Scuba police...

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Atom, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Atom

    Atom Solo Diver

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    Plongeurs, attention aux contrles de la gendarmerie ! - France - LCI

    Wow... they do take cert cards seriously over there! ; )

    For those who don't speak french, basically they do spot checks on divers (in the water!!), ask for they name, cert level and issue fines if they're diving outside their cert. The amount of divers controlled is probably really really small. They also check boats for safety equipments and instructors certs.
     
  2. lord.harshil

    lord.harshil Divemaster

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    Well I don't speak French and I can't view the article for some reason, but woah! I don't know if I should be thinking its cool or stupid or just plain wierd. Haha but its the French, so you never know :D

    But some places I've dived in might benefit from this kind of neurotic bordering on OCD control.
     
  3. nilsdiver

    nilsdiver DIR Practitioner

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    So the french cops get solo diving certs???
     
  4. sitdown248

    sitdown248 Nassau Grouper

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    Haha, wouldn't surprise me too much after talking to some people on this board
     
  5. Ze_Abron

    Ze_Abron ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That is actually quite hilarious. Looks like those submersible PADI c-cards that clip to your BCD are going to start selling well in France!
     
  6. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ah ... gives new meaning to the concept of FROGmen.
     
  7. Tassie_Rohan

    Tassie_Rohan Solo Diver

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    Who is the main cert agency in France? Is it Padi or some local organisation?
     
  8. Red_5

    Red_5 Divemaster

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    vote with your fins!
     
  9. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. Web Monkey

    Web Monkey Omniheurist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'd love some of them in the Caribbean, but for protecting the reef, not the divers.

    It would be really cool to have a cop sneak up on some moron trampling the coral, demand his C-Card and punch a hole in an "I Was Stupid" check-box right on the card.

    After two punches, the card would be invalid.

    Terry
     

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