Ever had a bad experience on a dive boat ?

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asked Jun 6, 2017 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

5 Answers

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answered Jun 15, 2017 by AZ-ProDiver (140 points)
Yes, My first dive after my open water certification I was diving in Aruba at 40' the inflator assembly on the rental BC came apart giving me no buoyancy control. I was lucky enough to swim up close to another dive boat which assisted me out of the water. The best part was the fact that I was buddied up with the divemaster who didn't realize I was missing!
commented Jun 15, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
That is the very reason I will not use rental gear for an Ocean dive.
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answered Jun 16, 2017 by REsnard (260 points)
Diving in South Caroline on a cold rainy day in an old diesel boat with a plastic canopy over the entire cabin.  Everyone got sick from the fumes.  It was the worst diving experience I've ever had.  I had the taste of the diesel in my throat for days afterwards.
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answered Jun 7, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Nope, only good ones. Rough seas sometimes but that's not the boats fault. You know what they say, a bad day at sea is better than a good day at work.
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answered Jun 13, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
At Nassau, a shark "helped" me up the ladder. At Belize, ours sank. At North Carolina, the captain and crew spent a lot of time leaning over the railing. At Florida, a barracuda had a taste for my fin. At Costa Rica, the crew had to turn back because fuel kept leaking through the duct tape. At Grenada, a couple became in engaged making for a tense trip. We had to be towed at Bonair. I'm going to write a book!
commented Jun 15, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
If it wernt for bad luck you would have no luck at all. Have you had any good boat dives?
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answered Jul 2, 2017 by Jillian Myers (708 points)
We were in Barbados gearing up for a dive, the boat caught on fire. Backward roll, here we come!! We had to be towed back in.
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