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10-02-2007, 17:30
Perhaps it would be helpful if there was a list of commonly used acronyms and lingo in the scuba world to aclimate us newbies to the language. Thought I'm sure I'll come to know these terms and such, reading the posts as I am right now without some of the knowledge yet is like walking around through a dark room full of furniture. Perhaps this already exists and someone can point me in the right direction, even??

10-02-2007, 17:45

Oops, one is copied from the other I think...

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10-02-2007, 17:50
moosicman, we use some dive specific acronyms and others are just bulletin board short hand. When I see one that I do not recognize, I just Google it. also don't be ashamed to ask someone what the heck they are talking about. Most will be willing to break it down for you.

Here are some off the top of my head
DC - Dive Computer
AI - Air integrated (a DC that is AI will have some way of sensing tank pressure)
SI - Surface Interval
BP - Back plate this is often a stainless steel or aluminium plate with harness
BP/W - Back Plate and Wing (air bladder) combo
BC - Bouyancy Compensator
HOG Harness - Hogarthian harness. This is a very simple one piece web harnes for use with backplates (Google GUI, DIR, or Hogarthian diving for more info)
LDS - Local Dive Shop
BT - Bottom Timer

IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now

I'm sure people will post some more.