Scuba diving hand signal - OK (Circle vs. Pinch)
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Scuba diving hand signal - OK (Circle vs. Pinch)


Eric_R - 5/15/2013 4:12 PM
The pinch says I’ll be ok in a few minutes.;)
Eve - 5/15/2013 3:57 PM
The hand signals should be on a quiz/test if it is not already.
Greg - 5/15/2013 4:57 AM
I knew there were pinchers out there:
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/22/2012 6:22 PM
I was bowling this morning and realized the pinch is a bowling sign, I missed it by this much!
Greg - 6/21/2012 7:38 AM
I have seen many divers that don’t feel like making a full circle (mainly ladies for some reason) they make the O.K. signal with only a pinch.
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/21/2012 7:29 AM
I thought "the pinch" was for would taste good with a pinch of lemon pepper while pointing at a Lionfish :)

You don’t want to see "the pinch" when asking your buddy how much air do you have!
Rich-D-Fish - 6/20/2012 8:03 PM
It’s a rabbit and a rooster! LOL
Greg - 6/20/2012 10:51 AM
BTW, aren’t the little hands cute :) Those are my daughter’s hands.
Mavricky - 6/20/2012 8:18 PM
Yes they are LOL. And on this subject, I don’t think divers practice or use them enough in the early stages of diving. Basics shown in OW class but then are we using them enough to stay sharp
hectorj84 - 6/21/2012 7:29 AM
I think the early stages are not taken seriously enough and many things that should be learned aren’t being taught and practiced, specially since to a lot of divers their only training in their life will be that open water training.
Mavricky - 6/22/2012 6:40 AM
True and so OW should be where they are stressed and tested. Maybe that’d be a question to post on its own. To what extent if at all should hand signals be a test topic in OW?
parafun - 7/04/2012 5:34 AM
yeah, I have noticed that too when I was still instructing, was always cute to see how the ladies ’pinch’ me back, lol