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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
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    10,762
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    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.


    Bob
     
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  2. stretchthepenn

    stretchthepenn Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    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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