Common SCUBA-L Acronyms

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Generic Diving? Acronyms & Terminology

AOF Apprentice Old Fart (arms almost too short to read guages)
BFN Bye for now
BTW By the way
COB Cranky Old Bastard
CUA Commonly used acronyms
DIR Do It Right
DM Dive Master
FAQ Frequently asked question
FOS Full of S....<smelly stuff>
FTR For That Reason
FYI For your information
GR&D Grinning, running and ducking
OAF Not an acronym, just an oaf
OF Old Fart (arms too short to read guages)
FWIW For What It's Worth
HTH Hope this helps
IAE in any event
IOW In other words
KMA Kiss My <ankle>
LOL Laughing out loud
MHOTY My hat's off to you
OIC Oh, I see
OTOH On the other hand
PMFJI Pardon me for jumping in
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RSN Real soon now
RTFM Read The <Fine> Manual
TIA Thanks in advance
TTYL Talk to you later
TYVM Thank you very much
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get

SCUBA-L Acronyms

CN Clueless Newbie - bad citizen, not to be confused with Clueful Newbie who aren't so noticable.
FUC Frequently Uttered Complaint
OCN Obnoxious Clueless Newbie
OFDA Old Fart Diver's Association
SOB Same Ocean Buddy
Stroke Nobody is sure, but those who use the term are quite convinced that it reflects very badly on the Stroke's capability of logical thought and/or diving skills.

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