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Leaving our aquatic friends alone.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by bdejong11129, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. adpfam

    adpfam Nassau Grouper

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    wow out of the three trips iv made to ccv I have never seen this behavior demonstrated by the DMs at CCV . Haven't seen this by other divers either. But im not saying I don't believe it doesn't happen . But I would be the first person to speak up and say something and likely it wouldn't be subtle either. this avoidance of other divers scares me bit in the sense that we all need to be ambassadors and advocates for the sport and the environment we love so much . We turn a blind eye we might as well be condoning bad behavior that happens under water .

    leave no trace- just Bubbles
     
  2. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    I see your point, but you never know what Pandora's box you might be opening when you risk antagonizing a stranger. It probably won't be a big deal. But if you draw the (bad) winning lottery ticket out of the box of personality disorders, criminals, etc...

    My point is, if you're going to confront people, you'd better have the diplomatic skills to handle making the intervention, and deal with the situational awkwardness if they don't change their minds and ways to conform to your views.

    Richard.
     
  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Take 20 seconds and check out this video starting from 5:00 to 5:20. This is typical of the behavior I saw every day over 2 weeks at CCV. Some was way worse but my camera crapped the bed and I had no way to document it.

     
  4. Birddog1911

    Birddog1911 Divemaster Candidate

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    That video really p*ssed me off.
     
  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Looked like he was sticking his bare hand deep into the sand in the tropics. Aside from disturbing stuff, this doesn't seem the brightest thing to do.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
  6. BRT

    BRT Orca

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    That turtle looked absolutely terrified.
     
  7. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I did not watch the video...cuz I can't watch such things. But if it's as bad as people describe it, perhaps someone should bring it up to CCV management. Was the bad behaviour by a diver/customer or a DM?
     
  8. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Both DM and many customers. I did bring it up to management (who denied everything and said they had tons of happy customers - of course. they can do anything the eff they want without consequence - to them) and on TripAdvisor (where it has many helpful votes) - I included the video. I just wish my camera hadn't crapped out. There was much worse than what I captured.
     
  9. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    That's a real shame. Sometimes you can't control the regular diver but DMs too? Despite my very limited experience, I have never seen any DM disturb the wildlife. And there are so many CCV fanboys/girls. This is very shocking to me.

    And I wasn't too impressed with CCV's response on TA either.
     
  10. StefinSB

    StefinSB Manta Ray

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    You should watch some Korean or Chinese groups in the Philippines.
     

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