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Cigars & Liveaboard?

Discussion in 'Liveaboards and Charter Boats' started by JDubs09, Apr 3, 2019.

1 cigar ok at the end of a dive day on a liveaboard?

  1. Yes

    46 vote(s)
  2. No

    53 vote(s)
  1. peeweediver

    peeweediver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago area
    Great investment opportunity.
    My cheap two cents: I hate smelling smoke of any kind. However, I like seeing divers relaxing after a great diving day more. So, if there is a designated spot and you've checked to make sure someone won't become violently ill, please relax so as to make you happy. I might even come chat with you as I do with the few that smoke in our LDS travel group. When I can't take it any longer, I leave. As long as it's allowed on the boat and it's somewhat down wind, I could not stand in the way of my fellow divers finding that Zen moment after diving.
    JDubs09 likes this.
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    I'm allergic to tobacco smoke, so I avoid it. I can tolerate small amounts so I try to allow others to dig their grave as they see fit. I'm also allergic to wood smoke but I enjoy a campfire and have learned to limit my exposure to the smoke. I love the smell of a pipe, but alas, I cannot deal with the puffy eyes and runny nose. I love smoke free hotels and dive ops and will choose them over others.
    Colliam7 and Compressor like this.
  3. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Alaska
    I was on a liveaboard on the GBR about 7 years ago that allowed smoking on the back portion of the upper deck. No one really objected. They just avoided the area. A few gents smoked cigars at night (one surrounded by the travel group members from the dive shop he owned in the Bay area, hanging on his every pontification). It seemed a bit out of place, but no one really said much of anything.
    JDubs09 likes this.
  4. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    From what I have read in this thread non-smokers are simply stating they would avoid tobacco smoke if possible, whether that was by avoiding a section of the boat or choosing a boat that doesn't allow smoking. No one has actually told anyone that they can't or even shouldn't smoke.
  5. Allison Finch

    Allison Finch Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Only if you sit in the dingy or tender, and are tied off with 50 feet of line. The wind will assure the boat doesn't catch the stench.
    tursiops likes this.
  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    I would gladly take that over my last liveaboard roommate that felt post dive deck rinses were enough showering for the week
    markmud likes this.
  7. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    It was not clear to me whether your question was about: (a) etiquette, or (b) health concerns as a diver. Most replies interpreted the "the take on smoking" as (a), but I see a few addressed (b).

    As for (a), while I find second-hand smoke offensive, the reality is that most liveaboards have crew, if not a guest or two, who smoke, and they do their smoking way up on the bow or somewhere like that which has been designated as the only place it is permitted. Or so I have been told--I have not witnessed it or, thankfully, smelled it. The bow is often off-limits anyway, with ropes and machinery and dangerous stuff lying about. Maybe they figure that smokers are already risk takers, so let them have at it up on the bow where most guests are discouraged from venturing.

    As for (b), I do everything I can to dive with nonsmoking, reasonably fit, health-conscious buddies. Smoking seems incompatible to me with a pastime in which cardiovascular and pulmonary efficiency play a significant role.
  8. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
    Hey! There's a small business opportunity: set up a dive and cigar and port and rum and foodie live aboard tour. My surface interval BBQ lunch on a Lapu Lapu dive (Cebu, Philippines).

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    RVA_Diver and Graeme Fraser like this.
  9. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    Same goes with Indonesian liveaboards, while your diving they are smoking!
    chillyinCanada likes this.
  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    And Maldives

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