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Re: Re: If the search had started at Eureka . . .


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Posted by Elaine on October 25, 2010 at 06:08:40:

In Reply to: Re: If the search had started at Eureka . . . posted by Thalassamania on October 24, 2010 at 23:31:53:

I've been reading this, trying to keep quiet.

I do not know if you have ever been diving on the oil rigs. It is not a site where the boat sits quietly at anchor while the divers dive - it is a live drop off and pick up site. The boat is actively working the entire time. Normally, they tell divers where they need them to surface, where to go once they surface, and how to be picked up. It is a dive that requires active diver participation in the pick up process.

Currents always sweep through the rigs. They generate their own current. The first step in the pick up process is to get behind the pilings if you have to so that you can maneuver yourself to the pick up location and avoid the current - it is not that hard to do.

It sounds to me that Drifting Dan was too inexperienced and did not act with common sense. It does not take a strong swimmer to follow the directions.



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