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Is Side Mount the new DIR??? Building resentment towards us as a group...

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by The Chairman, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

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    I believe I was the "last straw" regarding this thread. I responded to a " greetings " thread from a fellow member here in Alberta Canada. Yea, practically Meca for divers.
    He had stated he was getting back into diving and had to buy new equipment.
    And yes, after saying hi to a neighbor I asked if he had seen sidemount. I hadn't and therefore had to buy more gear and reconfigure what I had. I did not go on about it and I would never knock anybody's INFORMED decision. I'm guessing the problem being discussed has less to do with content and more to do with attitude. Experience breeds knowledge not authority. People get excited about new experiences and a few get very cocky when they think they have alot of experience. The subject doesn't matter. Try to consider the source before judging the content. Knowledge can be very valuable if you spend it in a positive manner.

    Cheers, Kevin
     
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  2. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    Just got back from cave country. We saw several and dove ourselves as a mixed team. The only comments from anyone were about specific gear, as in how do you like the (insert gear or equipment here)... nothing negative in comments or looks about rebreathers, SM, or BM. Basically no one really gave a crap who was diving what.
     
  3. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    That's because the video showed the tank dangling at a 45 degree angle, but carry on.
     
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