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Dumbest things you've seen a newbie diver do

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by silvernotch, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Dragonot

    Dragonot New

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Concord MA
    This kid mike kept running into things and putting his hands in he air as if he caused a baketball to go out of bounds
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  2. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    Almost every newbie I run into say they want to go to 100fsw. Why? Just because.:shakehead:

    I've been hearing that for a few weeks now from yet another newbie with 1 year of diving and about 25 dives.
    It's not that he can't do it but around here ya need a reason there's nothing to see here at 100fsw but mud.
    Now there are places where there's a wreck sitting in that mud, ok lets go!:D
  3. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pueblo West, CO, USA

    Rolled off the boat without taking off my hat. Kept filling up with air when I exhaled, which had a suprisingly large impact on my trim.
  4. kylgod253

    kylgod253 Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Silverdale, Wa
    kinda pretentious, arent ya?:shakehead:
  5. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
    :confused: :w-t-f:
  6. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
    On my first open water dive, I wanted to test out the snorkel, so I took a breath...and inhaled a mouthful of seawater. It turns out that the snorkel wasn't even pointing up but was pointing down into the water.

    I use rental equipment (as I'm a newbie), and the guys at the dive shop are generally very good about all the equipment. However, one day, they forgot to put in the undergarments for the drysuit, and I didn't double check. Needless to say, it was a pretty darn cold dive in about 6 degree Celsius water. At least I wasn't missing any essential diving gear, but I did cut my dive to about 30 minutes. From now on, I always double check everything if I'm renting.
  7. Belmont

    Belmont DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    30 minutes in near freezing water, what kind of drysuit was that?

    You are a new diver with less than 25 dives and you spent 30 minutes virtually naked in 6 degree water?? in a drysuit???
  8. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Hey, diving in monterey (11C) used to be done in 1mm or sans wetsuit.
    When you wanna dive, you're gonna dive. :wink:

    Back on topic:
    After selecting a kelp free spot to descend

    Me: Is this a good spot? *to my buddy*
    Buddy: No......there's a rock below us
    Me: *looks at large boulder 10ft below* :w-t-f:
  9. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Yup, add that to the list of stupid things. But I left out a whole bunch of info in the first post, sorry.

    I wouldn't call it virtually naked; I usually wear stuff under the undergarments too (swim shorts, shirt). I had brought an extra non-cotton long-sleeved shirt, so I put that on as well. Thus, mostly my legs were cold. Also, three or four people, including the divemaster, were wearing wetsuits, so I didn't really want to face too much embarrassment. And the divemaster gave the OK after I told her about the issue. Plus the 6 degrees Celsius was near the bottom of the dive; above the thermocline, the temperature was actually comfortable. Lastly, I wasn't shivering or close to shivering, so I didn't think there was that much of a problem.

    Not trying to make any excuses. I just wanted to give more information. It was quite stupid, and I wouldn't suggest diving when the bottom temperature is uncomfortably cold to you.
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  10. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Double post, oops.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011

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