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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2021, 05:15:59 am »
1) A few days ago I made Paula laugh so much whilst diving, that she flooded her regulator, swallowed a load of water and could not purge her reg. We were at about 18 metres and had to do an emergency ascent with P using my spare reg. I saw real fear in her eyes (which was when I realised she was not fooling around), but she handled herself amazingly well and never came close to panic. She was pretty shaken, but I am so proud of how she handled herself. The good news is that we had 2 amazing dives the following day, after the second dive I said to her, "if I see another bloody turtle, I'm going to throttle someone"....

2) Me doing a scooter dive without Paula.  I buddied up with a new guy.  First, we lost the main group, then I lost him and the main group.  I looked for him and them for the "regulation" 60 seconds, then surfaced.  I got back onto the boat, after a few seconds, the divemaster bobbed to the surface and asked me if I wanted to jump back in.  I was so pissed off with myself and did not want to mess the groups dive up any further I declined and sat the rest of the dive out.

3) Chucking my fin onto the boat at the end of the dive, it bounced off back into the sea and started sinking.  They're Japanese and about USD170 per pair, so I did not want to lose it.  I vented air so I could sink below the boat, and most importantly the prop, only to see the captain dive into the water fully clad to try and retrieve it as it drifted down current and down down.  He could not get it, so I finned with one fin and managed to get it, but I was in the blue, so had no reference point as to my depth, so had to keep a beady eye on my computer.  I boarded the boat to a round of ironic applause, a lot of "what a complete twat" like comments, and as very wet captain....

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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2021, 05:37:31 am »
So- good trip?  :-X
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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2021, 05:51:47 am »
Amazing thank you.  I put all that shit down to experience, I/we have analysed what we did wrong and what we could have done better.  We will be better divers as a result. 

Key takeaway, when I am trying to explain to Paula that the shark we have just seen is a guitar shark, do not play mad air guitar......
« Last Edit: November 22, 2021, 05:54:03 am by Giles »
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2021, 06:07:02 am »
No laughing at 30 meters
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2021, 06:12:31 am »
At about 40M you start to get "narced" (you can get it shallower, but typically it happens from 30M plus) then you really do laugh....
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2021, 01:46:52 pm »
"what a complete twat"....

Wow, that's crazy. I figured you were going to say you had a closee call with a shark or something. I am terrified of deep water so I don't think I would be able to do that. Maybe but I am not keen to try anytime soon. 😃

Those sweatpants are pretty great Alex, thanks 👍
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2021, 02:36:03 pm »
Key takeaway, when I am trying to explain to Paula that the shark we have just seen is a guitar shark, do not play mad air guitar......

you should stop playing the fool..  :P :P
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2021, 08:12:49 pm »
you should stop playing the fool..  :P :P
Won't happen.....
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Re: Scuba anyone?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2021, 10:12:11 pm »
My father in law dives and has started taking his stupid ass girlfriend.   The island dive instructor took a hundred to pass her because there was no way she could do it on her own.  Sooo… keep your eyes on CNN for that one.