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Diving and Seamanship

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Akimbo, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Attached are some illustrations that hopefully are less confusing than text descriptions.
     

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  2. kwinter

    kwinter Rebreather Pilot

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    Please know the difference between seaman and semen.


    iPhone. iTypo. iApologize.
     
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  3. mfalco

    mfalco Manta Ray

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    The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a lot of classes, some of them free. one called suddenly in command is only a 2-4 hour class. I would highly recommend anyone that is not a boater who's going to be on boats take this class. IT could save your life
    here's a link to the courses they offer Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Official Web portal
     
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  4. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Even though we squids take great pleasure in razzing the Coasties, my hat is off to them, and you for spreading the word... just don't tell anyone. :wink:
     
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  5. mfalco

    mfalco Manta Ray

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    We aren't real Coasties. Auxiliary is all volunteer to assist with the public safety portion of the CG duties.
     
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  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can speak to that. Three or so years ago off the New Jersey coast during a fishing tournament a fishing boat starts taking on water. Calls for help. Not a single one of his brethren can pull hook and come to aid.

    So who shows up? Cap'n Dan with all of us aboard and then the Coasties. Never saw you guys in motion before, damn fast boat...

    I won't tell, I was just sayin...
     
  7. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I learned that port is red as in the beverage port :wink:
     
  8. Hickdive

    Hickdive Solo Diver

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    That only applies in the IALA B region. In IALA A the opposite is true.

    ---------- Post added June 14th, 2014 at 10:09 AM ----------

    And beverages come in cans - hence the shape of the buoy.
     
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  9. DMDavid

    DMDavid Divemaster

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    I used to remember the difference of the names and sides by recalling that Port wine is red and both port and left have four letters.
     
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  10. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cans are fine for beer, for port I prefer mine out of a glass bottle
     
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