20 essential diver’s profiles

Diver’s Profiles

After 15 years of supervision and hard work, Jean-François Reybeyrotte presented his thesis for his training as a regional diving instructor. For this work, he has established an original typology of divers, men diver and women diver.

Indeed, for him, every diver happens to be unique. However, he or she shares similarities with other divers at the same time.

“Similar behavioral characteristics with many more people than one would think at first sight

As part of his work, Jean-François had asked me to help him a bit. He wished to name a description of the different types of passionate I had published. I had proposed it in the article on 8 attitudes of divers who benefit (more intensely and stronger than others) .

Also, I wanted to make you discover your profile as a diving enthusiast according to Jean-François.

Just as Jean-François’ thesis was dedicated to her, I want to dedicate this article to Sara   :

          “Sara who did not have the chance to appreciate
a first wonderful diving experience
because her instructor did not know how to adapt himself 
in her way of perceiving the Unknown “

20 profiles of scuba diving enthusiasts

Each profile is illustrated by a drawing of Sara Quod

1. The Globe-trotter  

He has dived on every continent, every ocean, every sea, and knows most procedures. One could say that he lives hanging on his suitcase.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil globe-trotteur
Plongeur de type Globe-Trotteur | © Sara Quod

2. The Old One  

He has built truths through his experience. As a result, this diver can become highly resistant to any proposal for evolution.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil Vieux-briscard
Plongeur de type Vieux-Briscard | © Sara Quod

3. The Expert  

The presence of this diver reassures.
It’s all so much better when he’s here with us. He finds solutions to all the problems, his knowledge and experiences make a reference. And as soon as he explains something, everything becomes clear and bright. As far as he expresses it because most of the time he is one of the most silent.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil expert
Plongeur de type Expert | © Sara Quod

4. The Brain  

Everything must go through an intellectualization of the act, the difference of the spinal people where everything is automatic.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil cérébral
Plongeur de type Cérébral | © Sara Quod

5. The Technician  

His main passion is the material. He knows everything about everything, has the latest releases on the market. In the same way, you can not beat him on the mechanical and electronic operations.Finally, diving allows him especially to test and improve what is not yet perfect.

Plongeur de type Technicien | © Sara Quod

6. The Academician  

He needs a academic report to the different knowledge of diving. As a result, he only trusts divers who he recognizes as more qualified and / or competent (or experienced) than him.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant deux plongeurs de profil académiciens
Plongeur et plongeuse de type Académicien | © Sara Quod

7. The Performer (or the warrior )

Always deeper, longer and above all more intensely. He is a   Overthrower ” of limits whether they are regulatory or personal.

Plongeurs de type Performeurs | © Sara Quod

8. The Bored one  

He is one of those who have “seen everything and  done everything” underwater. Even if he is quite a newbie.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant deux plongeurs de profil blasés
Plongeurs de type Blasé | © Sara Quod

9. The Formal one  

His strict respect for protocols (especially safety) makes him a safe diver … as long as what has been planned is realized. If this is not the case, he can have a hard time to adapt.

Plongeuse de type Protocolaire | © Sara Quod

10. The Adaptable  

Whatever the hazards of the day, this diver always finds an interest and satisfaction in his dive. You can recognize him with this signeverything is fine”.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil adaptable
Plongeur de type Adaptable | © Sara Quod

11. The careless (or unconscious?)  

He is so confident in his buddy or Divemaster or teacher that he does things he would not necessarily dare to do. Back roll from the rib down into the unmarked blue.  Remove his mask in open water, go up without mouthpiece, break basic safety rules …

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant deux plongeurs de profil insouciant
Plongeurs de type Insouciant | © Sara Quod

12. Just me myself and I, look at me   

Gradually as the certifications and experience accumulate, he doesn’t need anyone anymore. if he is a supervisor and / or a instructor, the same goes for his permanent training. His knowledge is total and no need for updating.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil Moi-je
Plongeur de type Moi-je | © Sara Quod

13. The Contemplative

He is rather discreet on the surface and completely in his inner world under water. Sometimes he takes a camera with him while diving. So, the world does not exist any more when he is underwater.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil contemplatif
Plongeur de type Contemplatif | © Sara Quod

14. The Purist

Whatever the form of the dive, it must happen according to codes and rituals where nothing must rob his purity : purity of   the spirit, purity of the body, purity of place, purity of organization, purity of the buddy.

Plongeur et plongeuse de type Puriste | © Sara Quod

15. The Epicurean  

For him the important thing is to have a good time with a good team. On a good spot with a good drink at the end. The wording “ The pleasure is under the water  seems particularly suitable for him.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant deux plongeurs de profil épicuriens
Plongeurs de type Epicurien | © Sara Quod

16. The one used to  

He has his equipment permanently at the dive club, and He carries with him his diving habits. Same team, same area of ​​evolution, same spots, etc.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant deux plongeurs de profil habitué
Plongeurs et plongeuses de type Habitué | © Sara Quod

17. The Bruised  

Something happened someday, most often an event not pleasant or more serious. And since things are no longer the same. Trust and carelessness have given way to worry. But the desire to dive remains the strongest. Then he dives even if he is afraid, when it’s possible … he has become fragile.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil meurtri
Plongeur de type Meurtri | © Sara Quod

18. The “Don’t worry”  

Whatever situation, nothing is serious, there is never a problem, so it can not happen to him. At least, normally.

Illustration de Sara Quod représentant un plongeur de profil "Foutant"
Plongeur de type “Foutant” | © Sara Quod

19. The Jaggy   

He dives very few (1 or 2 dives a year) that he loses the knowledge from his previous training. So he is an eternal beginner and every dive is for him a beginning.

Plongeur de type Occasionnel | © Sara Quod

20. Yours

It’s your profile, it belongs to you and describes who you are. But tell me , what is it?

 

May future instructors adapt to the particularities of each of their students. This, in order to continue to transmit this immense love that we carry for the underwater world.

A big THANK YOU to Jean-François Rebeyrotte for sharing with us all the fruit of his thinking.

 

Are any of you technicians, Epicureans, or warriors, or purist …?

What’s your profile ?

I’m really curious to know you better. So do not hesitate to share on this topic directly through a comment below.

 And most importantly, do not forget to be happy !

Helene

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