By Anonymous - 15/01/2017 22:00

Today, I went scuba diving for the first time. The diver took me down some 3 meters and I started showing the thumbs up. He thought I was excited. My breather wasn't working and I was using the sign he told me to use to go up. FML
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No, it's an post from the afterlife, an FMAL.

Did you survive?

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Did you survive?

No, it's an post from the afterlife, an FMAL.

<p>Don't you mean FMPL Fuck my previous life? He posted that in the after life but talking about his past life</p>

<p>Don't you mean FMPL Fuck my previous life? He posted that in the after life but talking about his past life</p>

<p>This might be rude.&nbsp;If you only were 3m below the surface, couldn't you simply swim up yourself? I'm pretty sure your instructor would understand then.</p>

That could be dangerous for an untrained diver, but better than drowning. Sounds like the trained diver isn't properly qualified either or they would have recognized the problem - probably before entering the water.

It takes at least one dive to become certified. If this is OP's first time, it's safe to assume that they were uncertified and thus required the instructor to be present at all times. Not to mention, given that it's the instructor's job to guide OP and keep them safe, they would be pretty ineffectual if they let the OP resurface without them and didn't provide assistance during an equipment malfunction.

Scuba gear includes weights and valved jackets that you can deflate or inflate to control your ascent or descent, respectively. If OP had it set so they were descending, it would have been very difficult to swim back up on whatever air they had left in their lungs. However, most scuba gear, if not all, has an extra mask on it in the event that one gets tangled or someone else has an emergency like the one OP had. In all, the dive leader should have recognized their own signal, given OP their bac

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<p>&nbsp;You do not deflate the bouyancy vest so you become too negatively bouyant and sink like a rock, &nbsp; You can always swim back to the surface, (even if you've got to drop the weight belt), on one breath of air as long as you expell it on the way up otherwise your lungs will explode.</p>

<p>Employee of the month contender right there.</p>

I'd like a follow up, did you start choking, did you swim up, what happened?

In that case you either reach for his octopus (secondary regulator) or signal out of air

Thanks for clarifying what an octopus is, although I'm sure if you grabbed his "electric eel", it would've got his attention too!

One, the breather is called a regulator. Two, this is udder bullshit, as a professional diver the guide or instructor would instantly know what you meant. ? this means all is good.

I find it fascinating, 11, how you're chewing OP out for something as banal as not using the correct terminology, yet you can't tell the difference between "utter" and "udder." We're talking about scuba diving, not milking a cow.

<p>I'm think we need to change that signal.</p>

Were you just flashing the thumbs up or wet you gesturing the thumb upwards? That small difference can be a big one.

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<p>&nbsp;Always check your regulator at the surface. Your instructor is an idiot.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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