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What did you just say?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Progen, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. miked

    miked Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Park Ridge NJ
    Great guess!!
    Actually, in an effort to be polite, I looked over the side of the boat, and said "about 4 or 5 feet."
    She seemed to think that I was being a wise guy.....
  2. TracyN

    TracyN Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ocala, Florida
    LoL Bob! You wouldn't have happened to hear this on our Mexico trip, would you?
  3. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Not that bad. Part of the reason I took the Advance Open Water class a month or so after my OW is that I got free rentals for a couple of weeks. Those rental prices can be high and intimidating. Not necessarily the best reason, but not stupid.
  4. swimmer_spe

    swimmer_spe Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Sudbury, Ontario
    Dove with a guy that when I asked how much air he had left, his reply: The ok sign.
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  5. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    Heard on a boat in California. Instructor talking student -in a fairky arrogant "see what a great diver I am" tone - about proper weight after Dive 1...

    "I could tell I was over-weighted on that dive because when we descended I crashed into the bottom a lot harder than usual..."

    Really? How hard do you USUALLY crash into the bottom?

    ---------- Post added April 17th, 2013 at 04:41 AM ----------

    Unless you were my instructor in a class, on a recreational dive you'd probably get the same response from me for anything less than 1,000 psi. The answer of "ok" when asked "how's your gas" is fairly common all over the world. Did you discuss something different during your pre-dive planning with your buddy? (Did you discuss anything during your pre-dive planning with your buddy?)

    If you persisted in asking me "how's your gas" after I said "ok" you'd get a different hand signal altogether.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
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  6. tphelps

    tphelps Course Director

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    The best is the students that buy all of their personal gear on Ebay without trying it on. Or someone buying the cheap "snorkel kit" from a thrift store thinking it will work just fine! >.<
  7. Griffo

    Griffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    That's not unusual in OW diving, particularly if it's relatively shallow.
  8. Namreg 58

    Namreg 58 Contributor

    I think her mother is in our club!!!:confused:
  9. Progen

    Progen Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Malaysia
    That hurts my feelings (a little) because I bought all my stuff before I'd done any diving BUT I did do a lot of reading and reading and reading and a bit of thinking before putting the money down. As for the snorkel, I got one of the most expensive one though. :D
  10. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Puerto Galera, Philippines
    Well, if you're going to die of a heart attack...

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