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Credit where credit is due

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by TSandM, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    I don't have a problem with people being somewhat competitive. I have a problem with it leading either to unethical or unpleasant behavior by one group, seeking to block another, or when one group can't acknowledge the accomplishments of another, because they didn't get there first.
    boulderjohn likes this.
  2. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
    I know some of the unethical behavior you're referencing and I don't like it. Its the main reason I made a decision a couple years ago to never attempt to start any sort of club again, and to never again join or participate in any sort of club or clique based on anything other than mutual respect.

    Why do you feel the need to be acknowledged by another club?
    Aquabot and LiteHedded like this.
  3. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: dry land :-(
    I totally agree that credit should be given where it's due. However, from what I have see and experienced thus far in the diving industry is that generally nobody "gives" anything and will dis other divers/agencies/shops/instructor/products/procedures/styles ..... and the list goes on.
  4. Dive Bug Bit Me

    Dive Bug Bit Me Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cape Town
    Here's the thing. I am not a competitive diver. Many have been deeper, longer, further into a cave or what ever. Respect to them, but really I just want to have fun and be safe.

    Sometimes someone does something spectacular, but all the "achievements" in my range of competencies have been had. Therefore, yes I'd always respect the few who extend the boundaries of our sport, but really can't see why I'd let it get political or nasty. Just enjoy it as much as I did the superlative achievements of many at the Olympics.
  5. Bentley Hamm

    Bentley Hamm Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Aimlessly wandering about North America
    If credit is due...it should be given...regardless.
    Refusing credit or acknowledgement of an accomplishment is not competitive, it's childish. Competition means you have a "worthy opponent", not giving credit is therefore not competition, it's elitism!
    I deplore cliches...
  6. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    Frankly I dive for fun, not recognition so it really makes no never mind to me. I find the politics of diving quite boring.
  7. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    I don't feel the need to be acknowledged by anybody; I have never done anything in diving that was worth acknowledging, except being part of a buddy pair that put a few feet of new line into a cave on our last trip to Mexico. And that was a pretty small accomplishment.

    I just wish people would focus on the impressive or exciting stuff that other folks have been able to do, and not get nit-picky about exactly how they do it, as long as it isn't grossly unsafe. I may not choose to dive a rebreather, for example, but that doesn't mean it's reprehensible that other people do.
  8. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    LOL, I just saw this! :D I almost never log into SB anymore.

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