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They are fine but you will lose the group haha. Or maybe I am just extra extra slow, have definitely spent 5min+ on a single photo playing with lighting angles etc. The upside of losing the group many times now is I no longer feel that sense of panic and my mindset now is just eh I’ll find them eventually and if not I have my smb/dive alert/nautilus lifeline… of course I will be more careful in high current sites in the open ocean but both Anilao and PG dives are pretty close to shore
Part of the fun is a little separation from the group. Yeah I understand how easy it is to use 5 mins to get some great shots I do the same.
Often find an instabuddy may just leave me to follow the group but others stay with me as they want to see what I get photos of. Sometimes I pair up with a diver who doesn't have a camera and may get a video or photo of them with a turtle.
Sometimes if the dive shop is not so busy I may pay a little extra so it's just me and the guide and maybe a third diver so we can go slower than the groups.
Asia Divers might have.
I have noticed some other operators also have radio contact with the dive boat.
Most divers that I had met did not even carry an SMB. So what is the chance of meeting one who is so safety conscientious? I had met one before(Palau LoB) and he even carried water and high energy bar.
You can plan the 7 days quarantine but you cannot plan the utter stupid "flight suspension" ahead. You could easily find yourself stranded for 5 days( shorten already) overseas.
Who ever suggested such a idiotic plan should be flogged in public.
Who ever agreed to implement such a plan should be eliminated from the surface of the earth!!!