I run a discussion board on scuba for a social network Im part of, and Ive gotten a new member thats raising some red flags with the comments he’s posting.
He starts off stating he’s new to diving with just over 2 hours exp. underwater, and goes on to say he’s been on a 300 ft dive. So Immediately Im like yeah right, and begin asking if he was sure of that depth, linking to articles regarding deep diving, specifically geared towards showing those depths are in the tec realm. Ones demeanor and disposition is difficult at best to show online, and I dont want to sound like a jerk, but Ive gotta call BS on what this guy is telling me. He confirmed the depth, so I began asking more questions, the latest being what his setup and gas mixes were.. his reply:
" 50/50 and as for the rig. Just a Standard Rig. Im new to it all still. But it was when I was on a cruise. went to Barbados and we spent 3 days at land there. so was able to do some scuba diving."
Im sorry but things just arent adding up. and what I dont want is some other newbie interested in diving coming onto the board, seeing this guys comments and going "cool he did a 300’ dive, I want to do that" then go off on a cruise and get hurt, or worse.
Again, as the owner of this board, I dont want to come off as an ahole that questions everyones dive experiences, and have ticked off members leaving because of it. But Im just having the darnedest time figuring out a way to get this person on the right track, as from what he’s said so far Im having trouble believing any part of his claims.