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Dumbest Thing You Have Done...

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by syruss32, Oct 15, 2001.

How many times have you broken gear doing something stupid?

  1. Never

    135 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. 1 time

    44 vote(s)
    19.1%
  3. 2 - 3 times

    31 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. 4 or more times

    20 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    17,365
    123
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    did it only 3 days ago ..... first sydney dive since May (finally fit into my 5mm) and very excited - and i did TWO stupid things

    1st (most) stupid thing was when packing my gear hubby says "take those regs" and its a 3 hose combo and im standing there, waving the inflator hose around and ask "what do i do with this"..... duh! (my only excuse is with the alladin air z im use to 2 hoses)

    2nd was when i get to the dive site - everyone is "wow, youre diving with us" and i go set up my gear to find a yoke reg and din tanks.... double duh and saved by one of the other divers with a spare tank
     
  2. DOkie

    DOkie Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Menominee, MI
    263
    0
    0
    I'm not sure if this fits into your "dumbest thing you've ever done" discussion, but this is the funniest thing that I've ever done without realizing it: I have a habit of humming under water when I'm doing a pretty relaxed dive. I have an MP3 player and usually really get into the music. (I've been told I can be quite loud by my husband - ha ha He can't even shut me up under water!!!). Usually I only use this thing on shallow dives when we're just kinda doing our own thing. For some reason, I tagged along on a deeper dive with new students (and brought my MP3 player). I was going solo, so figured it'd give me something to do at the safety stop, etc,). Well while we were down, I got kinda bored and turned on some tunes. When we got back to the boat, the DM was laughing pretty hard and had to pull me aside to let me know that it's probably not the greatest idea to be humming the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" with newer students around... Hee hee.... OOPS
     
  3. ShakaZulu

    ShakaZulu Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
    3,760
    12
    38
    A picture is worth a 1000 words......or maybe not, can't get it to load. sorry.
     
  4. miketsp

    miketsp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: São Paulo, Brazil
    3,493
    139
    63
    Well here's one I saw recently:
    There was this guy on the boat whose neck seal had started to stretch so he zip tied it with 2 zip ties in series, pulled it tight and folded the latex over the ties and didn't tell anyone what he was going to do.
    About a minute later he realises he's pulled it too tight and starts changing colour.
    Of course the first thing the rescuers wasted valuable time looking for was an internal throat obstruction. Then someone tested the latex seal and realised it wasn't giving way.
    Now he definitely needs a new neck seal because the old one got slashed to pieces and he darn nearly got his throat cut in the process. It's not that easy to cut a zip tie off someone's neck. :wink:
     
  5. altitudemike

    altitudemike Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
    201
    0
    0
    By far & away the most stupid thing would be buying a drysuit without talking to my wife first. But it is always easier to ask for forgivness than permission. LOL
     
  6. Fuzzmutton

    Fuzzmutton Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location:
    263
    1
    18
    :missing: My navigation class...I'm SUCH a moron...I was forced to lead the way for a small group and I got us lost!

    I was forgiven (eventually) by the others when I explained (repeatedly) to the instructor that it was all my fault.
     
  7. terrasmak

    terrasmak Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Las Vegas
    785
    1
    0
    Left my ACB weight pockets in the car , i was trying to deflate my wing for probably 3 minutes to try get under.
     
  8. grouchyturtle

    grouchyturtle Divemaster Candidate

    2,930
    22
    38
    First Cenote dive ever left the battery to my HID in the car. The one that we didn't take to the dive site.

    Left my strobe on all night before diving the U-853!
     
  9. Midnight Star

    Midnight Star Loggerhead Turtle

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    Yeah, I did that about 5 weeks ago too :D. Out of the water, off with my fins...back in the water, on with my fins... :rofl3:

    -----

    Mike.
     
  10. mikerault

    mikerault Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alpharetta, GA
    2,587
    1
    38
    Didn't read the whole thread, but how about get all geared up, enter the water and realize that trickle of water is because you forget to close the zipper on your rear entry dry suit...:shakehead

    Luckily it was just a trickle and my buddy closed it for me...

    Mike
     

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