Marine Scientist and Master Instructor
- Reaction score
- U.S. East Coast
- # of dives
- 2500 - 4999
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We do not want people diving in a way that affects OUR diving negatively.As a diving community, we do NOT want people diving dangerously,
A valid point as most of us dive because of the environment. See my text above.or in a way that is harmful to the environment.
Endangering the buddy is probably true. See my "OUR diving" comment.That kind of diving is NOT acceptable! Sure, the diver who is choosing to dive (for example) solo (ADDED LATER FOR CLARITY: but is un trained and/or unequipped for it), or in a buddy pair but refusing to have an alternate 2nd stage, or not mindful of NDLs or their SPG, or deeper than their MOD.... that diver MAY be endangering just themselves, but it might also be endangering their buddy, or those around them should they have (for example) an OOA issue.
True.The diving photographer who "just wants decent picture of the seahorse" but is willing to damage a gorgonian to do it...that is not acceptable.
Point at the diver, then show the "look" sign and point at the environment. Give the problem sign.How can we do better? Do we need a handsign (not the finger) for "You are destroying the environment"?
Have you ever met an uninformed know-it-all type?tell me why D&LD is the right answer
If an unknown person drowns, then your life is not affected, but if the dive site is closed as a result, then it is a different matter.
Whether I agree or disagree depends entirely on nuance and context.Many of you will attack me and this post for being a busybody and interfering in their "God-given and Constitutionally-guaranteed" right to freedom to do whatever they want. Damn straight I am. Suck it up, get over it, and tell me why D&LD is the right answer to dangerous/damaging diving.
I had to look that up. I can't believe that is actually a thing that people buy.Can we get this on one of those stupid little rocker patches people wear on their wetsuits to say they have made 25 dives?