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What are your biggest pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by DueceFire, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. mlsantos

    mlsantos Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Quezon City, Philippines, Philippines
    Hi Tim,

    Everything you talked about is necessary and I scold divers too when faced with actions like that... have even grounded them for a few dives for repeat offenses... those are just things that i think divers should have been taught from the start. Given that we have mostly advanced to extremely experienced divers from the west we dont see much of that though... The people i'm talking about are those that complain about the petty things... like someone being too loud... or someone hogging the tv (which they would've never wanted to watch anyway)... or someone taking too much time photographing a subject... or someone smoking a cigar (duh hes smoking in the smoking area, if you dont like it dont hang out there)... people coming up with less than 500 psi... stuff like that... im talking about the people who walk around the boat and dive the dive sites watching other people and finding faults to tell about... they're really annoying...
  2. DivemasterDennis

    DivemasterDennis DivemasterDennis ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lakewood, Colorado
    MLSANTOS, you are spot on. I'd like your take on the "Talk Only When and How Appropriate" section of Chapter 3 of the "The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette," which by the way include all or our pet peeves. If you haven't gotten yet, its on amazon and lots of other web sites as a paperback or e-book. I think you'll get a laugh. But you won't agree with all of it.
    The Scuba Snobs.
  3. paul madox

    paul madox Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: uk
    My peeves are reverse drift diving:mooner:
    tyesai likes this.
  4. findingbode

    findingbode Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Michigan
    Divers that approach you at a local spot, read you their entire dive log trying to impress you, explain to you how there is better diving elsewhere, than repeatedly ask (or beg) you to escort them to the wrecks. If you do not assist them, you get bad mouthed at the local dive store........so annoying......
  5. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

    I think I've decided my biggest peeve is dive gear that decides it doesn't want to go diving, but not until you have arrived at the dive site without a spare of whatever it is.

    The other day, I had a light battery, a heater battery/canister, two deco regs AND my computer go down on the same day. THAT's a peeve!
  6. vladimir

    vladimir Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    I guess you'd have to be pretty annoyed to join Scubaboard and dig up this year-old thread just to vent. I hope that guy with the dive log is here to read about himself.:wink:

    Oh yeah, welcome to Scubaboard.
    DueceFire and diverdoug1 like this.
  7. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

    Two REGS !?? That's some serious bad luck. I don't think I'd dive for a month or so until that bad juju passes.
    ScubaSparky85 likes this.
  8. jaycanwk

    jaycanwk Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kitchener Ontario Canada
    Not a pet peeve per say, rather an amuzing annoyance sometimes.

    I'm just a regular diver with AOW, that stays within NDL's and above 130ft, but I dive a singles rig with a 5ft hose and a BP/w, and sometimes sling a pony.

    Quite often there will be either a DM or insturctor, a shop owner, or another diver that will insist I'm diving and "techinical" or "Advanced" setup lol
    jwilliam likes this.
  9. diverdoug1

    diverdoug1 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Florida (via Texas and New York)
    "Wow that is a beutiful underwater photograph, YOU MUST HAVE A REALLY GOOD CAMERA"


    Noob divers saying that U/W photographers are the worst divers. Then later, while I am taking shot, perfectly hovering in an inverted position so don't mug the reef, the same noob comes along, kicking up silt off the bottom.


    Divers who have so little going for themselves in the rest of their life, get all their self worth by trying to tell everyone what great divers they are. Especially the ones that try to tell other divers what to do (usually the divers being lectured have more experience and are better divers than the braggart).
    bowlofpetunias likes this.
  10. Scuba Mom of Two

    Scuba Mom of Two Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: desert southwest
    You got that right, Bob!

    Until I ask the OP to buddy with my kids (who, by the way, are excellent divers) he has no right to say whether or not they participate in the sport.

    I always, ALWAYS, hire a dive professional to buddy with my kids. This way they don't have Mom or Dad hovering, doing for them, etc., etc. They enjoy the dive more; I enjoy the dive more; they become better divers with each dive completed.

    Now, to my pet peeve: people putting their CRAP in my space. I cannot set up my gear or don it if your fins and mask are sitting on the bench in front of them. MOVE IT!!

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