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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. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    27,953
    21,891
    I think that what happens in lots of activities is that new terms come into being, and it takes a while for everyone to get on board with common terminology. When I first started diving, the apparatus people wear to control buoyancy was called (in my observation, at least) a BC and a BCD in about equal numbers. I think the usage is moving much more to BCD.

    I personally use tech, which is, of course, a problem because I teach PADI Tec and have to use that when referring to the course titles. (No, I have no idea why they made that decision.)

    I am also the kind of guy who does not fight over issues like this, so if someone writes something to me using a particular spelling, I will usually respond the same way. No sense making an issue out of it.

    I ma a friend of Michael Menduno on FaceBook. Perhaps I should ask him.
     
  2. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    27,953
    21,891
    Speaking as someone accused of being hypersensitive to agency bashing, I don't consider this to be agency bashing at all. You have identified a specific decision they made and voiced reasonable disagreement with it. No problem. I am a PADI member, and I have voiced disagreements with some of their decisions on many occasions. In this case, I share your disagreement.
     
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  3. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: NE Florida
    2,412
    970
    Tegnical, cause my sinuses are all snotty after diving. Tek, tec, tekk, teck, tech are all perfectly acceptable unless you're trying to be a Karen:soapbox:
     
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  4. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    8,009
    7,518
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,544
    8,225
    Haha. I’m sooo far from being a Karen.
     
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  6. divinh

    divinh Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    1,133
    634
    My BC... er... BCD... has this to say...

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  7. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
    2,462
    1,709
    The Queen is the progeny of Mary of Teck, I'm not taking about Elton.
     
  8. SaltyWombat

    SaltyWombat Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: US
    101
    22
    I wonder if the poll will start skewing towards "Tec" in a few hours when the Europeans wake up.
     
  9. SaltyWombat

    SaltyWombat Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: US
    101
    22
    I'm in the same boat. I keep calling it BC though, unless someone first uses BCD in the conversation.

    I can't remember what I used to call SPGs 30 years ago. Pretty sure I didn't call them SPGs. Maybe just pressure gauge.
     
  10. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    1,834
    Teq. iTeq. iTeq Xtrem. iTeq Xtreme Deep 2.0.
     

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