Do you always have the same dive buddy – or even a few buddies…. or do you get paired up with a different buddy on every dive?  Does your buddy love you – or hate you?


 Here are some sure signs that your dive buddy might just actually hate you:

  1. He gives you the “wait here” sign and you are still on the boat.
  2. He “forgets” to close your dry suit zipper.
  3. When you give him the out of air signal, he passes you his snorkel.
  4. When you indicate you are low on air, he writes on his slate “I’ll get you some” and swims off.
  5. You give him the “OK” signal and he gives you the finger.
  6. He spits in your mask for you, but you haven’t taken it off yet.
  7. He takes photos of rare marine life and doesn’t show you, but gloats about the photos he took afterwards.
  8. He clips a dead fish to your butt D-ring during a shark dive.
  9. He constantly refers to himself as a solo diver.
  10. In an air sharing situation, you reach for your buddy’s octopus and a note taped to it reads “out of order”.
  11. He mis-navigates at a dive site you have never done before, then loses you on purpose.
  12. Your dive buddy drives off after the dive without checking if you need an unzip from your drysuit.
  13. Every time you attach your crotch strap, your buddy yells “looks like there’s plenty of room there!”
  14. But the surest sign of all….  He writes, “I hate you” on his dive slate.