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Erik from Washington DC | Instructor

How to Fail Your Open Water Test

1. Tell your instructor you will race him to the surface.
2. Lie face down and motionless while holding your breath.
3. Loudly proclaim that safety stops are for "wussies."
4. Show up with a set of tables based on your own algorithm "that’s WAY better."
5. Spit in your wetsuit and pee in your mask.
6. Ask your instructor, which fin goes on which foot.
7. Tell your instructor there is no way you can lift a cylinder with 2000 pounds of air in it.
8. When asked for your dive plan, you hand over a bundle of travel brochures.


badintexas - 1/31/2013 9:49 AM
You have any upcomming dive trips planned?
SeaGoat - 6/26/2008 5:00 PM
The springs aren’t THAT cold. You’d be fine with a three or 5 mil. (I’m just used to diving with my friends who freeze if the water’s less than 82.)
scubaclay - 6/26/2008 12:52 PM
Thanks Erik, hope to take your advice some time. Right now I’m very busy with my shop, You can check it out at ANUWCNJ on Also he wife is foxyroxy.

SeaGoat - 6/25/2008 10:28 PM
My roomie’s not a diver but he wanted to know why I was laughing.

There’s pretty good diving here. The vis is okay - about 30 to 40 feet- and a lot of nice little wrecks and artificial reefs. The Florida panhandle is also known for it’s freshwater springs. They are crystal clear and freezing cold but have a lot of nice caves and fossils and dinosaur bones if you’re into that kind of thing.

Oh and the big attraction here is the Oriskany. I might go check it out over the holiday weekend
SeaGoat - 6/24/2008 7:53 PM
Your "description" made me laugh out loud. I had to read it to my roommate.
DrDuck - 5/06/2008 3:28 PM
That discription is funny stuff right there...
polarbear - 5/05/2008 11:37 PM
hey there welcome to dive buddy and thanx for the add!! michael
dalehall - 5/05/2008 7:55 PM
Thanks for the add!! Welcome to DiveBuddy..

nauidiver - 5/04/2008 7:52 PM
Welcome to dive buddy!!!

& thanks for the add!!