Tag Archive for divers

The Dangers of Social Media

Occasionally, a boat crew witnesses some diver doing so incredibly stupid that, rather than dismiss it as a one-off event, it’s simpler to write it into the boat’s policy or procedures. Like the liveaboard I worked on once; we had…

Competitive Scuba

Scuba diving should be in no way competitive. If you are part of a group of divers, you want everyone to have a good time. We don’t want winners or losers. That said, the human spirit is without doubt naturally…

The Real Thing

“We want to go Deep Sea Diving in Papua New Guinea”. The lady on the other end of the telephone informed me in a deep Texan drawl. This is terrific, I thought. I was in the early years of running…

Buoyancy Control

It amazes me that I still see divers who do not seem to have managed to master good buoyancy control. Ships float because they displace a greater weight of water than they weigh themselves. That’s because, although they are made…

I'm Offended by This!

It used to be that people “took offense at”; now people “are offended by.” The first implies that there is choice involved in your reaction to a perceived insult to your person or beliefs. You can ignore the insult —…