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Gay colours?

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA and Friends perspectives' started by Subcooled, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I'm thinking what are you doing in between slabs of concrete
    with acrow props and scaffold and building rubble and stufff

    and red is good and I really like neoprene drysuits with socks

    Seatec is great

    But what the heck is that self donning sausage zipper system

    and the car jacks are only for tripping over
     
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  2. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Manta Ray

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    Last year in the Red Sea a German diver said to me;

    ‘Hahaha where we come from white fins are just for girls’

    My response:

    ‘Where do you come from fritz? The f@cking mysogonistic 80’s? I’m a photographer and my white fins are so I can set whitebalance’

    That was pretty much the end of his commentary for the rest of the dive
     
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  3. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    People who say that are often too insecure of their manhood or dont have the confidence to wear a different or flashy color.

    Those people are what i would call "homophobes" (Everything that isnt a beard and beer is gay & girly ) and i tend to think that they are hiding some secret attraction... :popcorn:
     
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  4. Khrissi

    Khrissi Nassau Grouper

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    I dared to be different on last holiday. Bright pink socks in my fins. Gf said they looked gay - I was quite proud :wink: K
     
  5. Khrissi

    Khrissi Nassau Grouper

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    Personally only wear white fins if I am in an ABBA mood on the disc playr. K
     
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  6. Sluggoaafa

    Sluggoaafa Angel Fish

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    OMG, This is hilarious! This actually reminded me of an article in the Sep/Oct issue of Dive Training Magazine. In their Final Check article on page 98, there is a full story about when to put on your fins.
    "Final Check: What It Looks Like When…You Don’t Let Your Fins Trip You Up
    By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot"

    Basically, they don't want you to waddle from your seating area to the jump off point on the boat, or walk a long ways on the beach. Rather, they'd prefer if entering from shore, if conditions allow, you and your buddy should wade into waist-deep water before helping each other don fins.

    When entering from the boat, dock or pier, don your fins at the entry/exit area. Use the 'figure 4 method' and grip a raily for support while putting on your fins.
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    That doesn't make a fun photo though
     
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  8. Sluggoaafa

    Sluggoaafa Angel Fish

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    haha, true!!!! LOVE THE PIC!
     
  9. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Brilliant! Hey @cerich, any chance to get Eddy fins in white? Love my orange for standing out in bad viz, but I never though of using fins for white balance (which will also stand out in bad viz).
     
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  10. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

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    Like I said earlier, I would buy white Eddy's in a heartbeat. In my experience white is far and away the most visible fin color.
     
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