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Roughwater
04-21-2008, 23:34
Hi,

I just thought it'd be fun to ask the question - has anyone ever had a near drowning (or maybe not something quite that drastic), but that caught them out with an outburst of laughter underwater?

If so, can you please post on this thread what happened. I'm looking for a good laugh. :)

hoobascooba
04-21-2008, 23:39
a dive buddy of mine (won't mention name) had sea snot all in her mask.

i couldn't help but laugh, but then I ended up with sea snot too...

Smashee
04-22-2008, 01:38
Ahh, it's a good dive if I can make my buddy laugh and flood his mask.

The last time I went diving I spotted a couple of mating octopuses. While he was photographing them, I was providing subtitles for his Octo-Pr0n on my slate.

Bow-chicka-wow-wow.
Ooh yeah baby.
Hot cephalopod action.

You get the idea...

Roughwater
04-22-2008, 02:06
I probably should add one of my own. Diving in a large cavern a few years ago, doing deco. I look around, and here's one of the divers inverted - having inflated his boots with air, and is standing upside down with his feet planted to the roof of the cavern bouncing round like an inverted moon walker.

Gave me a good laugh at the time, and a good idea too of how to pass some deco time by in future. :smiley36:

LCF
04-22-2008, 05:09
We were diving in two buddy pairs. One of the two guys in front of us had an SMB and spool clipped off to his butt D-ring. His buddy snuck up, unclipped it, inflated it, and clipped it back to him. For the rest of the dive, he had a big, orange, vertical tail, and he didn't know it. We all laughed enough to have to do a lot of mask clearing that dive . . .

Texas Girl
04-22-2008, 10:35
We were in Fiji, and as usual, I was stopped in one spot waiting on my husband to take a picture of something. A little damsel fish decided that I was in it's territory. For awhile, it swam back and forth a few feet away from them. Since that wasn't scaring me away, it came closer and closer. It finally ended up just inches from my mask. I was laughing so hard that I almost spit my reg out and my mask was leaking. I still love to mess with damsel fish, they aren't afraid to take on anyone.

Sounder
04-22-2008, 10:51
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!

DollFin
04-22-2008, 12:55
A friend of mine told me on his last dive, he had a small spear gun that he wasn't used to using, and went to shoot a grouper but the line came up short and the spear stopped literally an inch from the grouper's head. He said it looked like something straight out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon and he was laughing through his reg - all he needed was a little flag that said "BANG" to drop down from the spear.

Penguino
04-22-2008, 13:25
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!

:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

cmburch
04-22-2008, 13:47
Last year freediving for Abalone in Mendocino, I went for a Ab on rock. I picked up Ab and the whole rock about 2 foot diameter. Without thinking, I planted my feet on the bottom and I pulled harder lifting the Ab and rock higher off the bottom. I started to laugh at the futility of what I was doing because the Ab had already sucked down to the rock and I would not be able to carry the Ab and rock to the surface without a 50lb lift bag. I don't think I inhaled until I surfaced though.

LCF
04-24-2008, 06:01
Originally Posted by Sounder http://forum.scubatoys.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forum.scubatoys.com/scuba-stories-comments-questions-dont-fit-elsewhere/12064-near-drownings-laughter.html#post161211)
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!


I had my buddy sneak up on me in Cozumel and do that!

http://www.tsandm.com/cozumel/0fe20580.jpg

Osprey
04-24-2008, 10:00
What the hell! LOL

Penguino
04-24-2008, 10:38
Originally Posted by Sounder http://forum.scubatoys.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forum.scubatoys.com/scuba-stories-comments-questions-dont-fit-elsewhere/12064-near-drownings-laughter.html#post161211)
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!


I had my buddy sneak up on me in Cozumel and do that!

http://www.tsandm.com/cozumel/0fe20580.jpg

It looks just as hilarious as I imagined!!!

frogman159
04-24-2008, 12:42
I was at about 5 ft my wife was trying to sink, she kept looking at me wondering why she couldn't go under, and shrugging her shoulders.

As I look up in her left hand, she's pushing the purge end of her snorkel instead of the inflator.= :)

mm_dm
04-24-2008, 12:55
Originally Posted by Sounder http://forum.scubatoys.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forum.scubatoys.com/scuba-stories-comments-questions-dont-fit-elsewhere/12064-near-drownings-laughter.html#post161211)
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!


I had my buddy sneak up on me in Cozumel and do that!

http://www.tsandm.com/cozumel/0fe20580.jpg

A good prop would be a cowboy hat, kinda like the guy in Dr. Strangelove:smilie39::smilie39:

Sounder
04-24-2008, 13:21
Who says DIR divers aren't fun?! :smilie39:

sidneydiver
04-24-2008, 22:24
I was practicing OOA drills with my buddy when we first got our long hoses. He kept forgetting to uncoil it from around his head before trying to give it to me. He eventually remembered and was obviously very proud of himself. When I gave it back to him he forgot to coil it before putting it back in his mouth. We then tried again and he coiled it the wrong way around his head. At this point I lost it and my mask flooded. Then he started laughing and we couldn't look at each other. Eventually we had to surface to stop laughing!

Damselfish
04-25-2008, 08:58
My husband carries a pointer sometimes (just an old radio antenna) and he got in a tug of war with an octopus that wanted it. I've laughed many times underwater but that was the funniest. He eventually won, but I really thought he should have let the octopus have it to see what it would do with it.

mixahl
04-25-2008, 11:54
My husband carries a pointer sometimes (just an old radio antenna) and he got in a tug of war with an octopus that wanted it. I've laughed many times underwater but that was the funniest. He eventually won, but I really thought he should have let the octopus have it to see what it would do with it.

That is actually a very clever idea....carrying an antenna

Damselfish
04-25-2008, 12:18
yeah - light, cheap, collapsible. He got the idea from a professional UW photog he took a class from long ago.

huvrr
05-13-2008, 11:52
rodeo scuba, giddyup!

elijahb
05-13-2008, 20:32
Thanks for the laughs

spatman
05-13-2008, 23:30
Originally Posted by Sounder
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!


I had my buddy sneak up on me in Cozumel and do that!



i would be the one drowning from laughter if i saw that!

aaronle06
05-14-2008, 01:02
Originally Posted by Sounder http://forum.scubatoys.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forum.scubatoys.com/scuba-stories-comments-questions-dont-fit-elsewhere/12064-near-drownings-laughter.html#post161211)
I've always enjoyed "riding" someone. Just straddle their tank, hold onto the valve, and start smacking them on the ass... then try to stay on for 8 seconds!


I had my buddy sneak up on me in Cozumel and do that!

http://www.tsandm.com/cozumel/0fe20580.jpg

this is the background of my wallpaper now lol. It should be on my phone too.

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
05-15-2008, 20:10
Hi,

I just thought it'd be fun to ask the question - has anyone ever had a near drowning (or maybe not something quite that drastic), but that caught them out with an outburst of laughter underwater?

If so, can you please post on this thread what happened. I'm looking for a good laugh. :)

Yes. I saw a guys integrated drysuit boots fall off in the pool. He starts flailing and grabs at his instructor who pushed him away and up he shoots to the surface. I signaled to the instructor if the guy was OK, the instructor spits his reg and starts laughing. It's contagious, I start laughing and aspirate water. Not pleasant. My first thought, bolt to the surface. My second thought solve underwater problems underwater. I stayed down and I coughed violently through my reg for several minutes. I could easily see how someone could drown or get some sort of diving-related injury from laughing and aspirating water.

Black-Gorrilla
05-15-2008, 20:31
during one of my check out dives, we're at the bottom, and the instructor points to the first student in the circle (i was last) and tells him to do some stuff... well, i had a nose pocket full of snot and a runny nose, so naturally.. i take my mask off to blow my nose and clear the snot out of my mask. well so far so good right? i put my mask back on and clear... when i open my eyes i see my instructor on his knees, bubbles all over the place, and his mask 1/2 full of water... that cause me to laugh at him :)

Grizbear98
05-15-2008, 23:27
heh mine wasn't underwater, but I was at a wavepool and my dad had me laughing so hard I near drowned on the surface