Posted by seahunt on January 21, 2003 at 08:35:16:
In Reply to: Re: I've always wondered posted by SeaSwirl on January 21, 2003 at 07:16:06:
Actually, I have never had occasion to dive the Matterhorn. I've known about it for a long time though and it is almost legendary for its hazard. Recently, better techniques and better gear have made it a more feasable dive, but given the demands on my life, I still doubt that I will ever get the chance to dive it.
As I understand it, a danger of the Matterhorn is that while it is not excessively deep, the top 50 feet is a rather small pinnacle. Below this is a bigger area. That is where the diver is naturally drawn too and it is dangerously deep for sport diving.
For an essay about a dive made there by Michael Kane, check out http://diver.net/seahunt/fend/f_mhk2.htm
Also for an interesting site about diving there and some other deep pinnacles, check out http://www.decompression.org/maiken/Santa_Barbara_Alps.htm
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
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