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Gay colours?

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA and Friends perspectives' started by Subcooled, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    Years ago, the trip leader (dive shop owner) was giving me the gears as I walked down the dock towards the boat. "Hey chilly! None of your gear matches!" She managed to get some of the sheeple to laugh. My reply was, "I came to dive, not to be in a fashion show."

    I think any diver should use colour/black/white in any manner they choose without some doofus making smart remarks.

    I much prefer my buddies/instructors/guides be wearing something distinctive, especially easy to see fins!
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  2. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina

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  3. dumpsterpurrs

    dumpsterpurrs Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southeast Asia
    I've actually been debating whether to "fly" the flag above my head, on a string attached to either my wing or tank. Either that or my kid's stuffed animal back when he was a wee baby...
  4. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

    Admittedly almost all of my gear is black. The only exception is white fins. None of the color choices were intentional, it just worked out that way. I actually tried to buy a red wing, but that color was out of stock so I ended up with black.
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  5. KWS

    KWS ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SE TEXAS
    at one time i read it was a dir thing. reflection form bright gear diminishes visibility in the cave world. something about teh livel of light reflected form non black gear was greater than the light reflected from the cave. some what like coming head to head on the highway with someone with thier brights on. NOt in the intensity aspect of being blinded but how the yes react and close up to where other things were not able to be seen.

    I see absolutely no adventage in keeping to the black code in open water. I acatually prefer soem color in open water to identify who is who.
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  6. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    Black is the new orange :wink:
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  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    Quietly hides my red Xdeep and fins...

    Unless you are aiming your hot spot at me, I don't really see that working. And if you are aiming your hot spot at me and it is blinding you a little, why not just not aim your hot spot at me?
  8. HKGuns

    HKGuns Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Merica
    I wear big bright yellow SW Nova fins. Figure it’s better to be seen with when diving. I really don’t care what other people think.
  9. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
    Here's Mark the best sheeple herder I've ever come across
    He has earned his white fins at least one million times over


    No trouble being flash on our boat

  10. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
    And is always in style... used coloured gear can look so dated, even if perfectly good

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