Posted by tleemay on January 21, 2003 at 16:30:18:
In Reply to: Zat so... posted by seahunt on January 21, 2003 at 10:05:02:
I realize you asked Tim this Q, but I thought I
would give you my perspective...
I know deep + currents like that are enough, but
from your experience, is there anything else that
was getting the divers in the 70's when there were
a lot of accidents?"
Yes - deep air and the bad combination of any of
these these components; equipment, buddies, and/or
Sure, some have dove to 200+ on air and survived w/twin steels wet. They were the lucky ones.
It's those practices and applications the divers
out here should learn from and never try to replicate.
10/70 mix with the right equiment, team attitude,
and surface support (which includes the boat,
captain, and crew) makes these types of dives
safer overall - it even make the dives easier to
remember years days-weeks-years later.
I know I will never forget the Matterhorn and
it's UW topography and life. It was a glorious
thing to see. Anyone who has not seen it should
be very jealous of those who have ;-).
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