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FB posting - standards violations - how many can you pick out?

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by Marie13, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I hope nobody ever posts a facebook picture of me with my mask on my forehead.....
  2. SandyRobinson

    SandyRobinson Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    Have only dove with spearfishers a few times in the Keys and in PCB. I have never noticed a cowboy culture. As I remember, they were good divers and respectful to the rest of us. YMMV.
    Kha likes this.
  3. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

    Inverting the bottle and off to the side of the primary cylinder gives a diver the ability to control the valve if they can't reach it upright. I can reach mine, but I know some divers can't so they invert it. Being that hers was directly behind the primary makes absolutely no sense. Not only from a streamlining perspective, but also because she couldn't reach it, which totally defeats the purpose of inverting the bottle.

    As for the deco bottle. I would never assume the contents of cylinder. Some people have multiple deco bottles and will permanently label the intended contents and MOD, but they still should be analyzed. I only have one deco bottle and would not permanently label it because I may want a different mix, but I most certainly analyze and label it with each fill. I have no idea what the guy in the photo was using.
  4. Cap335

    Cap335 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Houston
    I have seen spearfishermen get on deck and drink a beer before looking at their computer after some deep dives
    FreeFlyFreak likes this.
  5. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    Other than to turn it off, I don't really look at my computer after a dive. Am I doing something wrong?
  6. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ontario
    Nobody mentioned the snorkels. Where is the pot stirring emoji.
    CuzzA likes this.
  7. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    we don't wear snorkels doing tech dives
    shoredivr likes this.
  8. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

    For those of you dog piling on Marie, I'm going to say you're in the wrong here. She saw something that was supposedly conducted part of a course, was clearly questionable, and reported it the certification/training agency.

    While I might personally believe that what a person does or does not do on their own is really up to them, the job of an instructor is to try and guide/lead/instruct/teach people how to do things in the safest possible way within the guidelines of the training agency they use. When an instructor is doing something clearly outside the guidelines of the agency, the instructor is in the wrong.

    Helitrox is 150' maximum. Period.
  9. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    Right on @kensuf instructors are just people .......people make mistakes but to blatantly break standards and put students at risk is unforgivable , she did what was right ..........strange though no other naui instructor put in a standards breech ,EVEVN thought they are required to do so under there NAUI agreement .............leadership does carry responsibility, even though some don't think so , I lost a 20 year friendship over it
    laikabear and Marie13 like this.
  10. laikabear

    laikabear DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pasadena, CA
    If you are an instructor, you should be conducting your classes in such a manner that a "report" of what is going on in your class to your agency would not be a problem. Period.
    abnfrog, kensuf, wmperry and 6 others like this.

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