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How could a diver be so cruel :((

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by scubasteve1980, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. scubasteve1980

    scubasteve1980 Garibaldi

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  2. miked

    miked Loggerhead Turtle

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    Sadly, that is something I too have occasionally seen. It's bad enough when it is done by some unthinking tourist diver, but, IMO, it is worse when done by a local professional DM.

    On the flip side, I've heard the argument that this type "activity"does not harm the fish, and that the local divers "know how to do it without causing harm", but the fish in the video didn't look too secure/happy with the situation.
     
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  3. vincent54

    vincent54 Solo Diver

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    When you can't bully a person, find a Puffer. They don't fight back. However, I've heard Stonefish actually like divers to hold them..

    ---------- Post added March 28th, 2014 at 03:56 PM ---------
    So I guess holding the Puffer isn't that bad.

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  4. Fundive123

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    Man, he sure did snatch that thing up quickly... I remember during OW training that the class was constantly told to never touch the wildlife... on land, you wouldn't go around snatching up squirrels off tree branches, so don't go snatching fish and harassing them when you're underwater....
     
  5. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Master Instructor

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    Most likely the reason he harassed the fish to make it puff up was in order to make happy tipping customers
     
  6. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    That would not only eliminate any tip from me, I'd also cancel all future diving with that operation and demand that they waive the notice period.
     
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  7. Freak*Flag*Flyer

    Freak*Flag*Flyer Angel Fish

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  8. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Would it be okay if he ate it for dinner?
     
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  9. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

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    So, what about this ?
     

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  10. mmmbelows

    mmmbelows Regular of the Pub

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    Does anybody actually believe this from the article?

    Geeze that's like thinking mother nature is an idiot. I guess somebody will sooner or later put out a notice that making feinting goats feint is actually bad for them too....

     

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