What is a bad dive buddy experience?

+4 votes
asked May 24, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Johnflorer62 (65 points)

5 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 24, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
When your buddy breaks the dive plan, and goes his own way. Paying no attention to his or your safety.
+2 votes
answered May 25, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Agreed with others mentioning buddy's that don't stick to the plan or wander off. Additionally though are buddies that think they can go to depths they are not certified for, it is always good to verify when making the dive plan what their cert level really is. Ask them how many dives they have been on, it will usually be an indicator to what you might expect. Of course the best is when you can have a buddy you can trust and consistently dive with, like a husband or wife!
+1 vote
answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
A Buddy that doesn't stay with you.

And then, something goes wrong!

It's not fun to be left alone and surprised on a dive. It's less fun to not know where a missing person is. And least fun for that person to come back injured.
+1 vote
answered Nov 7, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Yea, my buddy - accidentally - did not stay with me. And I needed him! I was exiting an underwater habitat (Jules in Key Largo). My tank valve got hung up on an unseen line, which was apparently anchoring the habitat. I was stuck. Could not move forward. AND I was out of air!!! No kidding. Somehow I stayed (pretty) relaxed, unhooked myself and surfaced. Scary. Done many deep dives and didn't want to kick it in a mere 30'....
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answered May 24, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Had a guy who would never stay with me always took off, needless to say he was not much of a buddy.
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