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Accident on Southern Cal Oil Rigs Dive

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Hatul, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

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    Anyone have any info on a dive accident today on oil rig dive? Preliminary info is that one diver is dead and one is in a chamber.
     
  2. hakuna

    hakuna Angel Fish

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  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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  4. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  5. vladodessit

    vladodessit Solo Diver

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    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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    Looks like this is the charter
     
  6. Norwegian Cave Diver

    Norwegian Cave Diver Barracuda

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    I’m not knowledgeable on diving on an oil rig. A working oil rig allows recreational divers on site? I assume the sea floor is at 270 feet?
     
  7. vladodessit

    vladodessit Solo Diver

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    Yes. Recreational divers are allowed on these 2 particular rigs. Advanced OW certification is required by all local operators. On this particular rig, 270ft is the hard bottom. Another one is significantly deeper.
     
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  8. vladodessit

    vladodessit Solo Diver

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  9. Norwegian Cave Diver

    Norwegian Cave Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Thanks for the info. Good read. What would the water temp be? Cold enough that everyone would be in drysuits? That leads to my question of redundant buoyancy. Or could a diver do 2-3 dives in a 7 mil full?
     
  10. vladodessit

    vladodessit Solo Diver

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    Temps are to be expected 12-15°C (55-60°F). Many (perhaps, majority) recreational divers dive wetsuits in Southern California year round, 5 to 7mm, usually, often layered with various vests/hoods. You should have DSMB while diving rigs. That could be used to supplement bouyancy, in theory.
     

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