Have you felt pressured to go deeper or longer than you liked because of an eager dive buddy?

+2 votes
asked Sep 19, 2017 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
im asking cause i find it hard, to say no more than once. no deeper than the limit ofcourse. but sometimes a new divesite. can make a newbie a bit nervous. and a certain depth will do just fine. for that dive that day. and sometimes you hear about scuba divers that.....kind of do what they want. and that would scare the hell out of me.

2 Answers

+1 vote
answered Sep 19, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
No. I have some great dive buddies. Plan the dive and dive the plan. Any one can call a dive off without giving a reason. If I dove with someone that didn't want to dive the plan it would be the last time I dove with them.
commented Sep 19, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Thank  you it helps  to hear that.
+1 vote
answered Sep 26, 2017 by Scubamom (145 points)
You should never feel pressured to do anything associated with diving that makes you nervous.  People have different comfort levels and good divers reslect that. I would encourage a new or nervous diver to do something, but wouldn't pressure someone past their comfort zone. Just say no works for divers too! ;)
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