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Scuba diving hand signal for O.K. (circle or pinch)
Greg - 6/20/2012 5:12 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 42

What is your signal for O.K. while scuba diving (without gloves)? Do you show a circle or are you a pincher?

A pincher flattens out the last knuckle on the index finger when connecting it with the thumb. For a circle you bend the last knuckle of the index finger.

So are you a circle O.K. diver or a pincher O.K. diver?
WaterFaery - 6/23/2012 10:42 AM
[Choose #1] easier to visualize
ScubaSteve63 - 6/21/2012 11:58 AM
[Choose #1] Neither. My group uses a closed fist bounced off the top of the head. It can be seen from a distance both above and below water. Hand signals as pictured above are only good if you are very colse together and can be confusing.
lerpy - 6/21/2012 8:52 AM
[Choose #1] Never even heard of pinching. The people I dive with would prabably think I want to blaze one, then I would get the circle OK back. LOL
DEWITT03 - 6/20/2012 6:09 PM
[Choose #1] pinch!!! where did this come from lol..
mrciviljim - 6/20/2012 1:11 PM
[Choose #1] Because my index finger is much longer than my thumb.
Smithsgold - 6/20/2012 11:43 AM
[Choose #1] Circle
hectorj84 - 6/20/2012 10:22 AM
[Choose #1] Maybe I don’t pay enough attention to details like that, i’m going to have to keep an eye out for pinchers now. I had to look at one of my pics to see if I was a pincher or circle
zielit - 6/20/2012 8:29 AM
[Choose #1] I’ve never seen pinch yet, but I did quite few of thumbs up in the past.
diverray - 6/20/2012 7:49 AM
[Choose #1] I’ve never heard of nor seen the pinch used?
tazzer9797 - 6/20/2012 7:24 AM
[Choose #1] I have seen lots of pinches and lets go up signs to say....I am guess its the try that counts...hahahaha
Rich-D-Fish - 6/20/2012 7:11 AM
[Choose #1] I think pinchers are too used to smoking joints. (hehe)
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/20/2012 6:53 AM
[Choose #1] I had to break my son of giving me thumbs up for "OK" and "great dive"!
SaintsReturn - 6/20/2012 5:33 AM
[Choose #1] Who would pinch, and why?
Greg - 6/20/2012 5:14 AM
[Choose #1] I giggle on the inside when I see a diver pinch.