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Dive Tokens

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Abhi Singh, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. caydiver

    caydiver Manta Ray

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    You should have received one on The Aggressor. Every diver on The Kittiwake is required to have one as Menno said. The DMs get ones that cover them for the year. OPs pay for all of them. Some OPs who are not up to date on their fees and therefore are not supposed to dive there still go but no tokens! Makes you wonder. Anyone else done The Kittiwake from The Aggressor and not received one? Over the years we collected some from dives that were not wreck dives. I believe most were more conservation related.
     
  2. kmarks

    kmarks Divemaster

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    I've seen a couple of responses saying that it is a military tradition, but nobody has actually answered what the "challenge" is, so here it is: If you're up to the challenge, you pull out your RMO (round metallic object, because just saying the C word - not that C word - can be a challenge initiation itself) and slap it on the bar at the O Club. Everyone in the vicinity then has to pull out their own RMOs in response. Anyone who doesn't have one on them gets to treat those who do to an adult beverage, but if everyone is properly equipped, the challenger owes a round of drinks.

    RMOs are given out as unit or campaign memorabilia and typically general officers will have their own, usually something representing their command, that are different from the unit RMOs. The generals give those out in recognition or certain events and they are often highly prized. My wife got one from USAF Chief of Staff Gen Michael Ryan when she, a civilian, played a huge role in the organization and execution of the Arnold Air Society/Silver Wings national conclave. I was pretty jealous because the highest ranking RMO I ever got was from a 3-star general.
     
  3. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ok, now that's a cool story.
     
  4. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

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    Thank you indeed for the explanation.
     
  5. racanichou

    racanichou Manta Ray

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    Sometimes you also get the “RMO” if you belong in special groups (paratrooper, SAR, etc etc etc)
     
  6. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    Bright Shiny Objects, sometimes called RMOs.

    Here’s one that The Chief (love him or hate him, we got along just fine) gave me...

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    There’s a bunch of different BCD tags that CCV will hand you, or you can qualify for, or just grab....
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  7. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    super-cool, @Doc. is waterborne spelled wrong?
     
  8. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    i just accepted it as is, never questioned as to why they picked that derivative spelling. Bunch of Brit SFU Police (as below) were Plank Members? Maybe a copyright thing? I have a pile of challenge coins here and quite a few of them have tiny copyright C mark thingies. Do you really think it’s a good idea to piss these people off over stealing a design? Prolly not lol

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