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Guiness World record

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by cobaltbabe, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. cobaltbabe

    cobaltbabe Diva of the Deep

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    Sorry if this subject has been visited before, but last night I watched a diving record being set on Guiness. The gentleman, not sure of his name, was in a tank on a bill board for 14 hours. The thing is that the water temp during the day reached 90 degrees so they dumped piles of ice into the tank. When I was this, the first thing I thought was, he's going to go hypothermic because they didn't really monitor how much they were putting in. Sure enough that's what happened. Yes he was wearing a dry suit and during an interview after wards he explained that one of the valves had malfunctioned and there was a slow leak that caused him to get cold and eventually call the whole thing off. Did anyone else see this? Through the entire thing, I was wondering if this is the kind of thing SeaJay is going to do attempt.
     
  2. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    Didn't see it, but I suspect his suit was using valves other than Si Tech. :wink:
     
  3. IBKuz

    IBKuz Angel Fish

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    when I first started watching (saw it last fall some time). Couldn't believe it when they started dumping all the ice in. Even without any experience in this kind of situation I though this was not the way I would have done it (though he was starting to overheat). It looked as if the support team (and the diver) did not have a good plan to start, they did not seem to have thought about this kind of scenario before they started.

    Ian
     
  4. Norm

    Norm Barracuda

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    We currently have the record for the longest submergence on scuba, performed at Laurel Marina near Bristol, Tennessee, on August 6-9, 2002. (Check out The GWR book on page 34) My dive bud, Jerry Hall was the diver. I was the diving supervisor.
    Norm
     
  5. Ron Brandt

    Ron Brandt Dive Travel Professional

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    Tell us more....

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