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American divers get no respect

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by kneptoon, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: N.J.
    Isn't French Polynesia an oxymoron? Was there a plebiscite?
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Respect goes both ways. I rarely give respect when none is given to me. It doesn't matter why you disrespect me either. I'm both fat and American but I bet few can match my skills in the water. Isn't that what Scuba is all about?
  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    I guess that's rather universal on both sides of the Atlantic - and the Pacific for that case - and probably the main reason that this thread devolved into a trainwreck of epic proportions.
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  4. Gabriel Torres

    Gabriel Torres Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Strange. I am spending a two-month diving vacations here in French Polynesia and have no issues at all (I am a newbie O.W. and got certified in Australia). In none of the places I dived (Tahiti with Top Dive and Tahiti-Iti Diving, Mo'orea with Top Dive, Huahine with Mahana Dive, Raiatea with Hemisphere Sub, and Bora Bora with Eleuthera/Bora Diving) I had any issues for being PADI-certified. Quite the contrary. I was very well treated by everybody here. Some of the shops are PADI, and they even have PADI courses and certifications...

    Maybe it was a problem with a specific shop or person.

    ---------- Post added September 23rd, 2015 at 04:04 PM ----------

    No, it is not an oxymoron. Polynesia is (etnically) a triangule formed by Hawai'i, New Zealand, and Easter Island.

    There was a plebiscite in the 1960s and they voted to stay a French territory.

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