WTH is a Scuba Fail?


by James Councill:
failWe all have made mistakes while scuba diving, and hopefully those mistakes have become learning experiences, and in some cases, even a funny story to tell your friends and dive buddies. When both of these criteria are met, we prefer to use the term “Scuba Fail.” Scuba Fail will be our article/blog theme for the month of August, and we wanted to notify you (our members) of this upcoming theme for two reasons.

First, to define what Scuba Fail really means, so you know what to expect in the upcoming articles and newsletters. Scuba Fail can mean many things to many people, but for our purposes in this month’s content theme, the overall tone should be humor. We want to highlight the most common and avoidable mistakes made by the majority of divers, and we want to do it in a way that doesn’t put people down or make fun of them, but makes them laugh instead. And we certainly do not want to make light of any activities that could be life-threatening or dangerous. Nor do we condone people intentionally making mistakes or breaking standards to create Scuba Fail content.

Now that you have an understanding of Scuba Fails and how we will be using the theme, we arrive at the second reason for this notification – we want your Scuba Fails! Send us your pictures, videos, and/or ideas for the best Scuba Fails, whether you have made mistakes yourself, or you see your students make the same mistakes over and over and over. We will use the best ones, and credit you in our blog/newsletter (which has over 100 thousand subscribers). To participate, please fill out the form below, or email us at marketing@tdisdi.com.


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