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Taboo

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Blackfrogfeet, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Jeff Dickman

    Jeff Dickman Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
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    Among non-diving friends and family, all the time.
    Among other divers, much less.
    Though last summer I surfaced from a solo night dive to a small army of ambulances, fire trucks, police officers. All for me! Apparently a bystander thought I was in distress.
     
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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
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    Related event: I was on a dive boat out of a popular dive shop in Key Largo some years ago, and a DM saw a diver not wearing a snorkel on his mask, and started haranguing them about diving unsafely. Long story short, it was pointed out to the DM that even PADI does not require you to WEAR a snorkel; even during training the written standard is that you have to HAVE a snorkel, so one in your pocket or on your leg under the straps for your BFK is just fine. People can get all wrought up about nearly anything.
     
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  3. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Queensland Australia
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    I once came up [next my float and large dive flag] next to a boat fishing,they jumped out of their skins when I came alongside and thumped their boat, I was doing a search for a lost fishing rod and reel , with a lure still on! [Which I found doing a circle search], the vis was <1m , not deep, solo diving.
    Did not know what a dive flag was FFS, got his boat license from a corn flake packet I am sure.
     
  4. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
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    You need a Creature From The Black Lagoon mask for just such occasions...
     
  5. Blackfrogfeet

    Blackfrogfeet Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canada
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    rjack, I realized that I may have met you already. At a UASBC intro course 2ish years ago in Victoria.
     
  6. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
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    Yes sirree I was there :)

    btw you're welcome down here in your fancy Fathom anytime
     
  7. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

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    Taboo? Damn, I thought this would be a thread about molesting gerbils, shaving cats, peeing in your partners drysuit - while they are in it.... This is just more dive stuff.
     
  8. Coztick

    Coztick Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
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    Move along sicko!
    No kitty porn here!
     
  9. Jonn

    Jonn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alberta
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    Did not know that, my instructors may have been lax on that point. I like my snorkel for shore diving, but what does PADI expect me to do with one in my pocket on a boat dive?
     
  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    11,366
    9,262
    PADI's standards are for training.
     

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