Long story short, I don’t like the mentality in the various communities I’ve dove with. From now on, even when diving with master divers, I’m going to take a leadership role in the pre dive planning and safety of others. It’s not worth the risk.
between all my dive buddies and myself, we always perform a proper pre-dive check before getting into the water and we all have thousands of dives. No reason to be embarrassed to do a pre-dive check.