Posted by kelphead on August 20, 2000 at 12:57:43:
In Reply to: Re: RODALE'S ARTICLE ON SOLO DIVING posted by msblucow on August 20, 2000 at 08:31:07:
there seems to have been a number of deaths right at
the same time. makes you wonder if it's just a normal
spike, or if there truly is an increase.
but also remember that at least some of those solo
divers--if not all--were "experienced", and not necessarily newbie
divers. so, it makes one wonder...or at least it makes
me wonder...(maybe more attention needs to be paid
to experienced divers...????).
after thinking about it and hearing from some
w/in our local dive community about the dangers
of diving solo, i'm more convinced now than before
that buddy diving, at the very very very least,
can help minimize the reaction time: if, God forbid,
i'm in trouble, there may be nothing my buddy can do
for me, except to go get help sooner than i could
get it if i'm unconscious and/or if my body is missing.
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