something "unexpected" usually causes the fatality

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Posted by RaiderKarl on May 11, 2001 at 12:57:18:

In Reply to: Re: Fatalities of experienced divers posted by randy54 on May 11, 2001 at 09:55:16:

It seems to me that the common thread in these fatalities is that something "unexpected" occurred.

I think both Mike and Randy are on the right track, about trying to study the fatalities and then searching for a common thread.

I dont think there is a silver bullet, such as buddy diving, or trimix diving, or D.I.R., that would have prevented all the fatalities. Even divers who are experts somehow seem to make mistakes.

It has yet to be seen if some new catechism like D.I.R. holds the key to completely safe scuba diving for everybody. I believe that continuous re-training holds out the most hope for us.

Now that I have pushed my own limits and have experienced the bends myself a few times, I realize that I need to be more careful too. All of us here are still alive, and even though we argue a lot, thats still a good sign that each of us is doing something right.

See you laterrrrrrrrrr!

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