Posted by Karl S. on September 04, 2001 at 14:21:23:
In Reply to: Re: I hope to never be in that situation, but posted by MHK on September 04, 2001 at 11:22:23:
being able to "overinflate" your B/C with your distressed buddy in tow seems like a sign of a really good B/C to me. just dont let go.
it would have made just as much sense if not more sense to ditch the wt belt of the OOA diver, and then have the assisting buddy dump the air out of his B/C to control the ascent. but you still cant let go, although it reverses the problem of who is positive and who is negative. but better bent on the surface than DOA at depth.
like I said before, if they were indeed "buddy breathing" then that may have rendered oral B/C inflation into the category of task overloading, although either one of them keeping a clear head could have proceeded to do it. ditching a wt belt is easier and faster though.
OW1 classes used to teach ditching the wt belt. Seems like it doesnt get reinforced much anymore. its called EBA, but its rarely taught thoroughly, I think.
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