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Rude divers

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by KatieMac, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
    I love solo diving. I always refuse a dive buddy on a boat when I have to be on one. Most of the time I'm on my own.
  2. Cr.padlo

    Cr.padlo Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago Suburbs
    That tends to be what happens in my college club- we go as a group but not everyone has a dedicated dive buddy. The system works rather well as long as everyone is aware that you are all buddies in a sense, but you don't have to be directly aware of them...at the same time it makes it easy to forget someone
  3. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: capital region of New York
  4. Prostardiver

    Prostardiver Instructor, Scuba

    We ran into "That Guy" in Cozumel. We were waiting our turn for the swim thru on the Santa Rosa Wall and people pushed my wife aside rather than wait. She thumbed the dive. I indicated, "Up and over?" Nope, UP! We went up, no question.

    The guy on the boat commiserated with us about our poor skills and some people can't handle it. He was regaling everyone on the boat with his experience and knowledge.

    I just told the dive op to never put on a boat with him again.
  5. tilikum

    tilikum Banned

    How did you keep from punching him?
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  6. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
    Call me 1-800-SPECTRE
  7. Hoomi

    Hoomi Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tucson
    The ones that have really irked me are those that come up with ways to screw the boat crew out of the gratuity. We had a father/daughter pair with us in San Carlos, Sonora, a couple of years ago. The daughter was spoiled, and no matter how many times she was told some things, she still would do exactly what she wanted. It was a three-day weekend, and they skipped the last day of diving, after not having tipped the previous two days of the weekend. The boat crew busted their butts for us, and as far as the rest of us were concerned, earned every bit of their tips.

    Our trip leader on that excursion told us about another family on a previous San Carlos trip, that Dad was a successful medical professional, and was outraged that the suggested tip was actually in DOLLARS, and not the same number of pesos. He actually thought that 20 pesos (less than two bucks) was a good tip for a boat crew that spent several hours working hard to make it an enjoyable and safe trip for everyone.

    Screwing your boat crew out of their earnings? That is beyond rude, IMNSHO.
    Bubblesong, Coztick and Saniflush like this.
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Diving at quarry with training platforms and instructors strealing platforms from divers is rude. I've had it happen multiple times, most recently Saturday.

    I had wanted to dive Saturday, but regular buddy was unavailable (we were diving Sunday). I got paired up with a really nice guy. He had been certified quite a while ago and not many dives in the meantime. Had done a refresher recently and had new equipment he needed to get wet. His girlfriend was doing checkout dives over the weekend, same quarry.

    He and I went down to a platform and were working on buoyancy and trim (he had a new BC among other things). Viz was very bad (10ft or less) so we didn't go see some of the attractions as originally planned (I didn't trust my so-so nav skills with a diver with few dives). We were swimming around the platform when along comes an OW class and steals it from us.

    We kept swimming around the platform, while we performed evasive maneuvers to go under/around a DM/asst instructor who was hovering on the edge about 6 ft above the platform. Didn't get kicked or anything. Eventually they left.
  9. flspy

    flspy ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
    The 80/20 rule applies everywhere, even underwater. The variable is which percent are the rude ones on any given day- especially in South Florida.
  10. pepperbelly

    pepperbelly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas

    I'm not rich, and have only been on a few dives with a DM, but I always tip at least $20.00 for a 2-tank dive- on a few I tipped $40.00 because the DM and crew did a great job.
    It's my understanding that the DM and crew depend on tips for a lot of their income. Not tipping is really low.

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