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Scuba Diving Acronyms

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by LIVES4SHARKS, May 5, 2010.

  1. LIVES4SHARKS

    LIVES4SHARKS SHARK DIVA AI ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Like any sport, you will find an entire new language to learn of abbreviations/acronyms. I found a website that has an entire list of commonly used acronyms for diving. For all of those new to diving, it will probably help you understand what the heck us regular divers are talking about in the threads! :D

    266 SCUBA Diving Acronyms and SCUBA Diving Abbreviations

    I must give credit to a new member, Banyan, for giving me the idea to start this thread.

    Happy diving and deciphering!
    Carolyn:shark2:
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
  2. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

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    Thanks, very handy site to post :)
     
  3. knowone

    knowone Regular of the Pub

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    Thank you very much. I thought Dir was Do It Regularly.
     
  4. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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  5. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

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    Nice.

    We need to start a list of the missing acronyms though, like PIWWN (Pees In Wetsuit When Needed).
     
  6. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

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    OK, now I understand why I got that reaction from my instructor....
     
  7. Token

    Token Barracuda

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    Sticky this, please....
     
  8. Kern

    Kern Loggerhead Turtle

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    GOD = grumpy old diver
     
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  9. cdolphin

    cdolphin Barracuda

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    Thanks so much! I just mentioned this last week in another thread.

    And thanks to the Moderators for making it sticky. :kiss2:

    (ha ha, the emoticon is called kiss - I couldn't help but think of KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid)
     
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  10. laxdiver67

    laxdiver67 Angel Fish

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    My instructor told me to remember BWRAF as Bruce Willis ruins all films :D
     
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