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Panicked diver this weekend

Discussion in 'Near Misses and Lessons Learned' started by jlcnuke, May 29, 2019.

  1. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    I suggest beside me, however I explain that I have good perferial vision and situational awareness but I get po'ed when I have to hunt for my buddy. As long as they are reasonably close and within my vision I'm happy. I don't mind excursions out of my vision as long as I know what's going on, I'm in no rush to get back to the surface.

    Normally I'm solo or same ocean buddy, so when I dive with a buddy, I'd like a buddy dive.

    From my limited experience, real newbees have been very good, but ones with a some dives under their belt not so much. A non scientific sample to say the least, and my experience may have to do more with the divers willingness to learn than their dive count.

    chillyinCanada likes this.
  2. stretchthepenn

    stretchthepenn Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Agreed, agreed, agreed. I volunteered to dive with a fellow the other day, and I quickly regretted the decision. He stayed above-and-behind me almost the entire dive, meaning I couldn't see him most of the time, and at one point, he full-on wandered off in the wrong direction. I had to surface and look for his bubbles. It suuuuucked.

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