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Dive Shop Pet-Peeves

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Jun 3, 2004
I'm creating a "Top 10 dive shop pet-peeves" list, please post your favorite ones.

Here are mine:
- Even if you leave a cell phone number, they don't call you if there's a change of schedule
- You either have to show up or call to find what dives are available for the week
- If you forget to write down the dive data right after a dive, you can forget about it, unless you copy it from a buddy

Well, I'm not sure your third reason should fall under "diveshop pet peeves". It's your dive, it's your info, you should be responisible for it. But I could be wrong, Personal responsibility is a lacking trait in America these days.

My biggest pet-peeve with diveshops, from both an employee and customer stand point, is employees and/or customers who are "know-it alls" and have to make 110% sure that you know they are better than you.
9 times out 10 these guys can't even get their gear together correctly.
When you get a short fill on your tanks. You either get the tanks and they are warmer than usuall or pick them up the next day and whenever you set up your gear it is 1-200 PSI low. :naughty
One thing that always bugged me, as a shop employee...about some customers, was the group/family who would show up on Thursday and want to be certified, because their plane for the Bahamas leave Saturday morning. They've probably been planning the trip for 3 or 4 months, but can't get it together enough to get certified and get a few extra dives in together before the trip.
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