Re: Dangerous?

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Posted by Jim Hoffmann on January 21, 2003 at 10:58:18:

In Reply to: Why is Farnsworth so Dangerous? posted by Captain Tim on January 20, 2003 at 18:42:52:

Farnsworth is dangerous because it is a blue water dive, that gets deep real quick.
Most of the death’ s there have been caused by inexperienced divers running out of air.
It all comes back to training and experience. If you look at Certification cards, you mite think that an Advanced diver has the training and the experience to make this dive. But, a diver with a PADI Advanced card may only have a total of 9 dives, a NAUI Advanced diver may only have 11 dives.
Most new divers and many more experienced divers are clueless about deeper diving.
And that is what Farnsworth is. If you look at most the accident’s there they all have this common thread. Divers got deeper then they were use to, there air consumption increased, the Narcosis increased and they ran out of air.
This is a spot that the person chartering the boat needs to be very aware of the talent of the divers who are on the trip.
Farnsworth is not dangerous, it’s the inexperience divers, diving it, that are dangerous….... to themselves.

Jim Hoffmann
NAUI # 5888
PADI # 6301

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