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How many fatal shark attacks to stop you diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Foxfish, Feb 18, 2014.

How many fatal attacks in an area to deter you from diving

Poll closed Mar 20, 2014.
  1. 1 per year

    2 vote(s)
  2. 2 per year

    12 vote(s)
  3. 6 per year. One every second month.

    13 vote(s)
  4. 12 per year. One every month.

    10 vote(s)
  5. 1 every week

    25 vote(s)
  6. I don't care and believe that shark finning or culling is morally wrong.

    89 vote(s)
  7. I find this poll disturbing and hopelessly flawed.

    61 vote(s)
  1. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    Slater, Your post illustrates why I voted. We all know the miniscual risks of shark attack vs. killed by coconut, etc. But they are big dangerous creatures regardless. No, I don't want to cull them, whatever that means regarding the OP's poll.
  2. Mike.D

    Mike.D Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brisbane
    Round and round we go..... :wink:

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  3. Foxfish

    Foxfish Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Perth, Australia
    Hey Netdoc. I'd again suggest it is about time to lock the thread down. The posts are now mostly coming from the peanut gallery or regurgitating the same old tired arguments that have been dealt with on numerous occasions in the past.
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Yes indeed but it is not our fault that you Foxfish can't come up with anything new, original or TRUE.
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  5. ferris213

    ferris213 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Brisbane, Australia
    We've topped 500 posts and I have a simple question for you Foxfish. What is the number of fatal attacks before YOU stop diving?

    Just give us the number.
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  6. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    You assume he is a diver. I haven't seen anything in his posts indicating he knows jack about diving...

    Foxfish, you are the first person that ever asked to have his thread closed. You do have the option of no longer reading and responding.
  7. KevWind

    KevWind Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    I have to agree yet somewhat disagree. I think in point of fact Foxfish has served a very important purpose in the context of this thread. Honestly I think it is irrelevant as to weather he is is actually a diver. His importance here is a clear if somewhat extreme example, to highlight and illustrate the incongruous and intrenched old school status quo mindset.

    It is founded in 1000 year old, firmly held belief system, a socio cultural, religious, political and economic view, that everything on the planet is only useful in so far as it serves the needs and wants of humans.

    That humans "must" by simple virtue of either superior congnitive development or religious edict, have a dominance role to play. Even though the practice of that dominance may ultimately serve to undo itself.

    For a human to even consider placing any thing or any other interests equal to or above those immediate needs and wants is considered heresy. No mater how logical or scientifically sound.

    New objective thinking or views cannot be considered , because to do is uncomfortable and begins to question some fundamental underpinnings that make such a view possible.

    Thus those who do hold such a belief system may actually have no ability to self reflect as to the agenda driven nature of their perspective. Completely beyond their grasp is the possible hypocrisy or inconsistency of some of their own beliefs, perspective and assertions .

    Thus they can be quite comfortable resorting to tactics such as disparaging remarks, ad hominem attack and clinging to dismissive labeling.

    The benefit for the rest of us not languishing under such restriction, while attempting to bring objectivity to discussion, is to become informed as to exactly what we may encounter in dealing with the intractable nature of what is still a significant and entrenched perspective.

    Or perhaps he is simply a troll stirring the pot :idk: :rofl3: , accidentally serving a purpose. :confused:
  8. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    Greeny agenda? I'm a marine biologist... I "push" an ecological agenda and sharks are critical to ecosystems.

    Apparently you don't read my posts carefully (no surprise). I said I wasn't aware of any deaths on SCUBA divers in my area (SoCal). Later I corrected that as there was ONE death in the last 50 years on a diver. However, that diver was an urchin diver and probably on hookah rather than SCUBA so my original statement may still stand... NO DEATHS ON SCUBA DIVERS IN SO CAL IN OVER 50 YEARS.
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  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    I'll go you one better. Ban Foxfish. Every thread he's been on has gone downhill because of the content and attitude of his posts.

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  10. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
    Nay nay ... Foxfish serves an important niche in the ecological balance of ScubaBoard. Banning him would be the social equivalent of culling sharks because they make certain people uncomfortable. One may choose to avoid the waters he inhabits, but he has as much right to be here as we all do ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)

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