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(WKRG Mobile)   Sucks when boaters ignore SCUBA dive flags because they'll catch more than just fish. "We had a snapper on a spear and myself on a hook"   (wkrg.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Underwater diving, Scuba diving, Hook, Fishing, J.T. Thompson, only boat, nice fish, mild symptoms of decompression sickness  
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2020-07-02 10:16:47 PM  
9 votes:

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.


Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.
 
2020-07-02 9:55:23 PM  
9 votes:
How did he taste? Or was it just sport fishing?
 
2020-07-02 10:10:22 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-07-03 12:48:26 AM  
5 votes:
Reminds me of my time in the navy.
One night me and ol Cliffie were down in the engine room thumping each other on the nuts and said to ol Cliffie - "Cliffie, I got a Doobie in my pocket, let's go topside and smoke it all gone gone"
And we went up there and it was as foggy as a night there ever was. Couldn't see your hand in front of your face. I sparked up that Doobie and we got hiiiiigh!
Well it was about that time I swore I saw a fella with a scuba tank on his back come flyin by with a hook and line pulling him and I said to ol Cliffie " that Doobie was some pretty good shiat!"
And we went back to the engine room and laughed until our nuts were sore,
Of course that could've been because we were thumping them earlier.

/True story bro
 
2020-07-02 10:04:56 PM  
5 votes:
That sucks. If the guy in the boat had some fava beans and a little Chianti that would have been a nice catch!
 
2020-07-02 11:04:10 PM  
3 votes:
When I got certified, keeping a knife on your person was highly recommend. There are so many uses down there but my instructor said its primary use was to knife your dive partner if he ran out of air, grabbed your main regulator and got a little too greedy when it came time to share on the way up. One hand on your regulator, and the other on your knife.
 
2020-07-02 10:07:24 PM  
2 votes:
You should have seen the one that got away
 
2020-07-02 6:49:53 PM  
2 votes:
The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.
 
2020-07-03 4:34:51 AM  
1 vote:

mmojo: Deveyn: lovely_filth: Thanks for what you do.

It's not a full time thing. When I was living in the middle of nowhere our little dive group got a bunch of certifications and rescue diver was vital because first responders out there didn't really exist. It's a good cert to have though, because dive boats like having you on board as an extra set of hands if there's an emergency.

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

My training was so long ago, I don't remember them mentioning it though. Since I did my first few classes in CA, the instructor talked about them because of the kelp beds we were going to be visiting. They also taught kelp-treading so you don't get tangled.

I have a Cressi Alligator. Best of both worlds for entanglements.

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That's not a dive knife. This is a dive knife.
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2020-07-03 1:09:35 AM  
1 vote:
Not only is the dive knife useful for cutting yourself free of hooks, it also comes in handy when you need to stab a biatch for hooking you in the first place.
 
2020-07-03 12:54:10 AM  
1 vote:

mrparks: Diver needs to pose for a fish picture. Use that forced perspective magic on 'em.


Yup.  Hold the diver just inches from the lens so they look giant.
 
2020-07-03 12:07:06 AM  
1 vote:

Deveyn: kamikazekitten: Might've been loaded out with Tri. But who knows.

Based on his rig, it doesn't look like it.

In the video he's on a single tank. Maybe it was EANx, I found another article that said he suffered from minor DCS. He's one of the luckiest divers I've ever seen to come up that fast from that deep. Usually those instances end up in the "fatality of the month" articles in dive magazines.


When I was a  kid growing up in Bermuda, my dad was a diver. He had pretty much every certification/qualification you can imagine and told me stories that guaranteed I have never been deeper then a backyard pool.
 
2020-07-02 11:04:21 PM  
1 vote:
An ex co-worker told a story about diving with a group of friends when the realized a boater was trying to steal the bouy with their diver down flag.  They surfaced surprising (and surrounding) the shmuck in the boat.  Apparently, his expression was priceless
 
2020-07-02 10:51:44 PM  
1 vote:

thehobbes: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.

what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.

Dove in cozumel and the DM wouldn't let anyone carry a knife except him.

need to finish my rescue certs....

Put Another Dollar In.


Too many divers think a dive knife is basically a license to f*ck with things they shouldn't be f*cking with.

/ wouldn't trust some of them with pointy objects on land either
 
2020-07-02 10:29:56 PM  
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2020-07-02 10:08:17 PM  
1 vote:
Diver needs to pose for a fish picture. Use that forced perspective magic on 'em.
 
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