^^^ Pretty much sums it up. ^^^ScubaLawyer wrote: One person's reckless is another persons calculated risk.
- THAT is great comment to fit so many modern situations. Thanks for sharing it. I think I would like to use that on a few people!georgeaustin wrote:
...One of the benefits of getting to be a grumpy old man is not really giving a rip about the opinions of those that sadly missed out on the era of personal responsibility.
That's funny. I encountered a class on the bottom once and the same thing happened, the instructor swam over to me quickly writing on his professional wrist - mounted dive slate "your o ring blown." I was out of air anyway so I swam back to the beach. Talked to the guy later and explained it was just exhaust. He was really cool and instead of giving me the no-BC instant death lecture he asked how I was able to maintain such perfect trim/buoyancy without a BC. After our discussion he said he had always wondered how the "old timers" did that. Apparently he had asked the same question of his instructor trainers and none of them had an answer for him that made sense. He said one told him it was the rigorous exercise program all dive trainees in the old days had to undertake and that you had to be constantly swimming hard to keep off the bottom. He said that made no sense and figgured it was just good fine tuned weighting and practice with different lung volumes. Although he was not going to advocate no BC in his classes, he said he would incorporate the example of a guy he once met diving using old style techniques (me) as part of his lecture on buoyancy control.georgeaustin wrote:The instructor hurriedly swam up to me....
This IS one of those situations where the PADI Vintage Diver Cert. or the NAVED card will shut their little snowflake hole right the hell up. Who knows, they might accidentally learn something in the process. I screw with the newbies over here all the time. By newbies, I mean DI's and DM's that have like 150 fricken dives and "think" they know it all. That is until I show up with vintage on! 90% of the folks I deal with (military and ex-military think it is the shit! I now have three new acolytes who are learning vintage diving. They rightfully acknowledge, that by doing vintage diving, they become better and more confident divers, not the "MPH" types that shops are turning out now. (M=MY P= another word for a kitty cat H=Hurts).tripplec wrote:Well, the next time someone calls me crazy, I'll just tell them I "identify" myself as an 80's diver. Then it should be acceptable.
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