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Boat Diving Etiquette

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

  1. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    And bring lunch and beers
     
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  2. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Manta Ray

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    If you weren’t so far away, you’d be invited on my boat.

    Lunch, beers, and gas money are great ways to make sure you’ll be invited back.
     
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  3. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    Will try to look you up next time I get down there. If you get up here you can get on my boat I have a privateer. One of my friends who lives up here has a house on Paloma that I have stayed at
     
  4. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Manta Ray

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    I realise I duplicated some of your list. Maybe those things that are duplicated are important. Good thread that might help people better enjoy their trip.
     
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  5. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do some people actually do that? SMH...
     
  6. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Manta Ray

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    Luckily, my regular crew doesn’t do that. If they did, they wouldn’t be part of my regular crew.

    For my closest friends, I often refuse the cash they offer, but take the help.
     
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  7. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    I've had buddies that try to help with the cleanup. I have a routine I've built over the years and others tend to just get in the way. I had one buddy who would leave and take his tanks to the shop for fills. He could have easily taken mine as well so I could pick them up after cleaning the boat. He never did, claiming he didn't have room in his spacious SUV. :rant:
     
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  8. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

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    I think if you follow these 2, the others are redundant.
     
  9. maj2

    maj2 Manta Ray

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    A big one for the group I usually dive with is that the "heavies" (i.e. those in doubles, sidemount, rebreather, etc.) get the stations closest to the entry/exit. Those diving single tanks sit farther from the entry/exit.

    My personal rule is that me and all of my stuff should fit at my station (and under it). This includes my gear bag, my dry bag, my lunch, etc. Only bring on the boat what you are going to need. I stay in my space, you stay in yours.
     
  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And that reminds me...drysuit divers who leave their big bags all over the deck, not putting them in the cabin until time to get suited up. And yes, my drysuit stuff goes in the cabin. Get your gear set up THEN pull out the drysuit stuff. At least that’s how it’s done here on the Great Lakes, especially in the summer when you’d cook if you got into your drysuit too early.
     
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