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Boat Diving Etiquette

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by Capt Jim Wyatt, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Alexandra Headland
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  2. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Queensland Australia
    495
    371
    I don't know about jerky, I bring bags of lollies [candy] and other snacks , I don't eat them myself, but while the young bucks and gals are eating it is harder for them to talk.
    Edit: A bag of mini 'Mars bars' and 'snickers' worked a treat with a visiting dive club not long ago [noisy bunch].
     
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  3. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Illinois
    1,994
    1,129
    Sure and I bet it’s a good time, but at any given time, only one Captain is in charge of the boat - or?
     
  4. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Queensland Australia
    495
    371
    We are not so grandiose and call each other Captain, as an example here, " who is the Coxswain or 'Skipper' of the boat today", " a Coxswain is required for this charter". Skipper is used , never Captain.
    Never called myself Captain. A Coxswains Cert or Master class 5 is required for dive charters in Australia.
    Me being Ex Navy , a Captain is the "Big Kahuna", close to G.. [you know who] etc.
    Oh, you are just as responsible as a "Captain", But you are a Coxswain and Master of the vessel.
    I have been on charters overseas and seen " boat drivers at best" not Coxswains wearing Captain bars [some 4, others 3 as Commanders] FFS.
    Rant over.B.Z.
     
  5. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    6,613
    2,665
    "Grumpy Old Man" in charge of the ship/boat?
     
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  6. Tracy

    Tracy Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Livonia, MI
    521
    210
    100% correct.
    Just a fun trip with friends.
     
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  7. Tracy

    Tracy Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Livonia, MI
    521
    210
    It goes very smoothly, nobody does anything unless asked.
     
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  8. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Queensland Australia
    495
    371
    Ha ha, I would not call it "Grumpy" just 'Assertive'.:letsparty::p
    Does not happen often, but there are times you have to "Pull Rank", it's your ar$e on the line.
     
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  9. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,533
    9,974
    This is my favorite shirt to wear on my boat.
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  10. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Queensland Australia
    495
    371
    Would not have helped Lieutenant William Bligh on the Bounty.
    But again ,he was on a ship not your boat, so they set him adrift.:)
     

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