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    Boat dive etiquites ???

    Hey all
    I know when I certified, and while diving, many people have a wide range of what it is to be polite to your fellow diver on the boat.

    What do you believe is courtesy????

    And/or what makes you angry when your on the boat???

    what is expected on the dive boat crew???
    Divegirl

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    1) Keep your gear in your spot. Don't have it strewn all over the boat.
    2) Don't touch my gear.
    3) Smile, or at least don't frown at me unless I just put my tank down on your foot.
    4) I expect a safety brief from the crew.
    5) I expect a dive site and dive conditions brief from the crew.
    6) I expect to be checked in when back on the boat. Don't leave me.
    7) I expect to tip accordingly. If you leave me in the middle of the ocean, no tip for you.
    8) Oh, and if providing tanks - I like them full, please.

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    NEVER dirty the water in a CAMERA dunk tank with your mask. NEVER EVER EVER put anything but a CAMERA in the CAMERA tank. Rinsing your mask there will earn you enemies, and for good reason, dirt in that water could result in dirt in orings, which could cause a leak that would ruin hundresds of dollars of gear.

    Also, rinse your mask out in theo cean to get out scuba-cicles/snotcicles before rinsing it in the mask rinse tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL-DC Diver View Post
    1) Keep your gear in your spot. Don't have it strewn all over the boat.
    2) Don't touch my gear.
    3) Smile, or at least don't frown at me unless I just put my tank down on your foot.
    4) I expect a safety brief from the crew.
    5) I expect a dive site and dive conditions brief from the crew.
    6) I expect to be checked in when back on the boat. Don't leave me.
    7) I expect to tip accordingly. If you leave me in the middle of the ocean, no tip for you.
    8) Oh, and if providing tanks - I like them full, please.
    great list but i would add not to put your fins on until you are ready and at the entry platform(not walking around in them).
    and the closest person to the entry platform enters first(so if you want to be first in the water be closest to the platform.

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    My ONE rub is when someone uses their wheeled suitcase as a boat bag. Too big! No reason to bring that on a boat. If it doesn't fit in a duffel, or if you can't physically carry all your gear, you shouldn't be diving off a boat...

    OK. My rant is over.
    i'm not as think as you drunk i am ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigg_Budd View Post
    My ONE rub is when someone uses their wheeled suitcase as a boat bag. Too big! No reason to bring that on a boat. If it doesn't fit in a duffel, or if you can't physically carry all your gear, you shouldn't be diving off a boat...

    OK. My rant is over.
    I agree in general, but sometimes it cannot be helped and as long as there is stowage (in the bow, out of the way) then I am not fussed. Full up six-packs, then definitely an issue.

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    Yup wheel bags are far too bulky. I find that most divers are very curtious and helpful in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL-DC Diver View Post
    I agree in general, but sometimes it cannot be helped and as long as there is stowage (in the bow, out of the way) then I am not fussed. Full up six-packs, then definitely an issue.
    I'll give a little on a live aboard, that is the one instance I think this would make sense. However, any 2, 3, or even 4 tank (recreational) charter can be packed into a single duffel...

    OK. Now the rant is really over.
    i'm not as think as you drunk i am ...

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    If my gear is close the the swim step, giant stride entry point of the boat, please leave me enough room to gear up. I know YOU want to get into the water NOW, but no one is leaving until I surface, so don't make be the last one off the boat, because I'm gonna suck that tank dry before I surface just to make everyone else wait .
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    Camera rinse tanks, so many divers put their camera in the tank and leave it. Rinse it off and get it out of there, make room for the next guy.

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