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Poll: Is it Tec, Tek, or Tech diving?

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by SaltyWombat, Jun 17, 2021.

Is it Tec, Tek, or Tech diving?

  1. Tec

    34 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. Tek

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. Tech

    115 vote(s)
    71.4%
  4. XR

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  5. Other

    10 vote(s)
    6.2%
  1. SaltyWombat

    SaltyWombat Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: US
    101
    23
    Make your choice in the poll above.
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,549
    8,226
    Tec makes my damned teeth itch. And tek is not far behind.

    ARGH!

    :rant:

    :rofl3:
     
  3. mc42

    mc42 Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, Canada
    129
    140
    I try to say Technical as much as I can with non-Tech divers, otherwise Tech. Except PADI brands it as Tec. Tek is just an abomination - may as well take the vowels out to make it sound cool. Tk Dvng.
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,549
    8,226
    Yeah, those PADI Tec people. Lost an H somewhere.

    Just kidding! :D
     
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  5. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Contributor

    2,120
    1,581
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,549
    8,226
    And yes. Tek is an abomination!
     
  7. Southside

    Southside Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Chicago
    196
    169
  8. OrcasC205

    OrcasC205 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
    111
    90
    Are you saying you can't have Tech without an H?
     
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  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,549
    8,226
    Was PADI trying to be cute?

    When people talk about technology, it’s often abbreviated “tech.” Do you ever see it “tec”? I never have. “Tec” in the diving usage is just overly cutesy and looks lazy. Were they trying to be “cutting edge”?

    And, no, I don’t consider this agency bashing. More of a WTF were they thinking?
     
  10. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Contributor

    2,120
    1,581
    Isn't XR a line of Honda off-road motorcycles?
     
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