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DIR- GUE We got bullied today :(

Discussion in 'DIR' started by Dogbowl, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
    Usually but not always, some of the biggest bloviators are instructors :p
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  2. mer

    mer Cave Instructor

    Someone rang?... I know this is easier said than done (and I wish at times I could follow my own advice), but try to dive your own plan and ignore the naysayers. Smile, nod, say thanks for the input, and do your own thing. Do your own research, make the choices that are best for you, ignore the noise.

    Always remember that what is best for you, your values, your goals, your lifestyle, your family is not always the same conclusion for someone else. It goes both ways and I try to give people the benefit of the doubt (until they prove to me they don't deserve that :-/ )

    I've found the most experienced, active divers are the quiet ones in the back of the room, especially when there are new people around.

    /lurk mode
    Compressor, shoredivr, Ayisha and 6 others like this.
  3. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    Oh man, that guy is definitely not all there. The OP is obviously a much nicer person (yes I admit my critics will say that doesn’t mean much).

    As long as people dive and don’t kill themselves or sea life, who cares?
  4. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

    OW: no ego or small one. GUE Diver: no ego.

    Few hundred dives or instructor: bigger ego maybe.

    Honed Technical Diver: no ego.

    (In my experience)
  5. lv2dive

    lv2dive Formerly known as KatePNAtl Staff Member

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake City, FL
    Lol... you haven’t been around a lot of tech divers?

    Ego asserts itself in different ways. Most tech divers I know have more ego than an average OW diver... but to your point, that does not mean they are arrogant.

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  6. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

    I know what you’re saying but with the guys I’ve met they weren’t arrogant or egotistic. I have heard of a lot of tech divers being egotistic but I think that’s on the decrease.

    I’ve spent more time with rec divers though so my experience isn’t accurate.

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