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#481
Divebuddy Qualities and Characteristics - Response
Aqua_Nut_Angel - 10/06/2008 3:41 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 5

The assumption is everyone has been trained to a minimum standard (sounds scary) and that each diver dives within, not their limits, but they’re training. Being an experienced diver doesn’t qualify you as being the better of the dive buddy. Proficiency, number of recent dives, and familiarity with the dive location plays into ones true value of a good dive buddy. So ask the questions before you dive with someone. I do, I also do what I was trained to do…brief and debrief every dive with my dive buddy.
Dive Safe.
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Nesher - 10/07/2008 2:53 AM


I’m in total agreement with everything mentioned.


I’m still searching for a divebuddy who exemplifies and demonstrates those qualities, characteristics and practices.


How do I say this w/o sounding strange? I take liveaboard trips fairly often, you’re always welcome to come and dive with me.


 
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Fritz - 3/10/2009 5:40 PM
From Aqua_Nut_Angel: The assumption is everyone has been trained to a minimum standard (sounds scary) and that each diver dives within, not their limits, but they’re training.


"Minimum" being the scary part, try different dive buddies based on your comfort level. Find someone that has the same concern for safety as you! Also, go in groups if possible.
Last spring I dove with someone that was "more advanced" than myself. During the assent I was watching my computer to be sure of my rate, my buddy was on the surface when I was at 35 ft. When I mentioned this after the dive, he laughed and said "I never worry about that and I have never had a problem".
All I could think was, "Some day you will". This diver is working on Rescue Diver now.
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a9yms1 - 10/11/2016 11:57 AM
I should be diving w\ one of youse ... especially Seawolf ...well said and I have lost my buddy too and have the same issues.... ya gotta talk people and what’s the rush ... I find that going slow is the BEST way to see all that magnificent environment has to offer. thanks for the good vibes guys and be safe out there! I hope we all find some good buddies soon!
cheers