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Diving and Politeness: Be Patient and Take Your Place in Line

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No one likes to wait in a long line, but people from different countries and cultures handle it in very different ways. My fellow Brits are veterans at being courteous in our queues. The Italians, not so much, as I can attest to in the Immigration line at the Maldives airport after an Air Italia flight landed.

So what does all that have to do with diving? Because scuba is an international activity, we travellin' divers will find ourselves in the company of others from very different cultures. That's why you might find an underwater photographer taking incessantly repetitive photographs of a hairy frogfish, uncaring about the line of people forming behind him to get their shot. It really doesn't occur to him to politely give way....

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