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"Class Reports" A new ULTRA green sub-forum?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by lowviz, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @HKGuns,

    You won't even let SB members view your profile and I seem to have missed your class report: SPG and Octo?

    You hesitant to share?
     
  2. HKGuns

    HKGuns Nassau Grouper

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    I am in the security industry and highly value privacy. Not unwilling to share, just figure I am so new there isn't much to offer.

    Class Report? What is that?
     
  3. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I no longer post trip reports. Any post that is the slightest negative about a much loved op or dive destination will draw out the lynch mob. Ridiculous but it happens.

    I also could’ve posted a Fundies report. I purposefully chose not to. I don’t want to have to deal with the resulting crap.

    Sorry for sounding so negative but that’s what I’ve experienced. Most sb’ers are great. The bad ones ruin it unfortunately.
     
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  4. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And that is an issue that I would love to see resolved.

    Lots of members put their personal experiences out there without a trace of who they are IRL.

    A "Class Report" is a ScubaBoard thing. Nothing more than your course experience in your own words. Unwashed, can't be wrong. It is just how you processed the whole experience. As others have said, it is some of the most interesting SB reading. Also a really good way to become 'known' here and even add a bit of internet scar tissue.

    @The Chairman, Houston -here is the problem...
     
  5. HKGuns

    HKGuns Nassau Grouper

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    Didn't know a class report was a thing. I'm pretty crisp, so here goes.

    - Paid for private lessons
    - Had a female instructor who is certified to certify instructors, she dives like a seal. Very impressive.
    - I nailed every skill on the first attempt in the pool as well as in open water, except for regulator recovery sweep in the pool. I didn't have enough weight in the pool so I floated over to one side when I tried to sweep for my regulator and kept missing it.

    On my second open water dive I was porpoising like an idiot. On one porpoising excursion I went down too fast to about 15' without clearing properly and my ears began to hurt so I rocked my hand and surfaced. After that I made sure I had my buoyancy correct before taking on any further activities.

    I was in my Hollis NeoTek semi-dry and almost got heat stroke in the damned thing while doing surface stuff as the water at the surface was 72 degrees, the sun was shining brightly and the air temp was 92 degrees. We had to take a break and I had to let water into my suit to cool me down.

    I wore my Hollis because my lips turned blue in the 82 degree pool and was shivering without an exposure suit. I was warned the quarry would be cold. Past 20' or so the water was quite cold and at 60 feet it was 42 degrees.

    How is that?

    ETA: Hell, I'll even go against my better judgment and post a photo coming out of the water for the last time. (I have no idea why the Octo is swinging in the breeze above my arm.)

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  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You 'The Man'. Thanks! Enjoyed it.

    BTW, Welcome to the board! A right sorry lot, but that's all you get...
     
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  7. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    The basic operation of enforcing the TOS on any forum is for a member to report the offending post, as the moderators are not out looking for infractions. If you want a kinder gentler basic, the hit the report button and explain the problem.

    I, for the most part, don't see the problem, however I have fairly thick skin and have been on boards that were more of a knife fight than a discussion. I hang out here 'cause it's pleasant and I like the folks, and if I need a knife fight I can go over to the Pub.


    Bob
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Forget about the octo. Console looks like it’s hanging way too low. May want to attach it to a higher D ring.
     
  9. HKGuns

    HKGuns Nassau Grouper

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    Rodger that.......Marie13! I should thank YOU for my heatstroke. It was on your recommendation I bought the hotbox! Dang that is a nice suit.........Love it.
     
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  10. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The problem is beautifully stated in post #13.

    How many of the old mossbacks here are likely to report? We've all been here so long we forget just how sensitive a newbie can be. And Dogbowl is no newbie, just doesn't need the 'crap' so there won't be any sharing.
     

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