What has been your worst dive?

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asked Apr 4, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Jillian Myers (708 points)

7 Answers

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answered Apr 12, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
I had had to fail a friend who was working on certification dives. She panicked at the surface, and I could not calm her down enough to feel comfortable taking her back under. I felt it was in her best interest to terminate the dives that day, and go back to the pool. I had trained her husband a few years before and it was at his urging that she became a diver. When I told them we should go back to the pool, he became angry with me and accused me of trying to milk them for more money. I told him I would work with his wife at no charge, and he accused me of having a personal interest in his wife and prolonging her certification. I turned her over to another instructor who certified her the next weekend even though she panicked again! They have never spoken to me again.
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answered Apr 26, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Rock quarry for certification dive.  Cold, dark and low visibility.
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answered Apr 26, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
My worse dive was at 105 feet with a breather failure. When I went to my bailout bottle I found I also had a regulator problem. Thank God for my dive buddy who handed me his bailout bottle. We then slowly surface.
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answered Nov 26, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Worst dive...well, so many good ones, even if scary or whatever. Former pro diver with Cousteau and we did some crazy stuff. I guess my worst dive was more recent. I had been overnight in an underwater habitat. I knew my tank was full upon entry and I'd definitely turned it off. So I stupidly did not check the air the next morning before a dive. We left the habitat, my buddy rounded the corner and was out of sight, I was hung up on an anchor line (my tank valve got snagged)...I had no air and was alone. Relatively shallow at just about 35' but almost bought the farm. Managed to stay calm, unhook myself and surfaced safely. Rather scary, so that was my worst.
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answered Apr 5, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
It was a boat dive in very high current. The dive should have been a drift dive.
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answered May 31, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Have had some poor dives, but the worst was the one I sat out. Remember a bad day diving is better than a good day working..most of the time!
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answered Jul 9, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
A couple of years ago I was on a Boat with a family with the three worst kids I have ever been around. Theses kids were all on meth. I politely and quietly ask the father to calm them down and he just looked at me. The second dive I just went in the opposite direction.
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