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Cozumel Diver Dies After 450 Foot Dive (confused initial reporting)

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Truthfinder

    Truthfinder Registered

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    I get it I totally do and Everything you said is believable hopefully they will address it publicly as I know as a business owner that deals with the general public when an issue arises that concerns our potential customers or current we address it and release a public statement immediately to ensure facts are presented in order to clear up anything that’s not true
     
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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    EDIT: AFTER THE THREAD MERGE: I heard from a local that one lost diver was found alive while another did not survive, but news sources are not very reliable, so I asked for additional information here. That thread got renamed and moved to the Cozumel forum, but the information was supplied. Quoting from the other thread Drowned Cozumel tourist recovered by passing dive boat...

    So it seems that two accidents with two deaths were confused, and the news article only discussed the swimmer who died.
     
  3. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do you not need additional support for 450' on a rebreather? Out of curiosity, what would a profile look like?
     
  4. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Anything deeper than 300 or even shallower for extended duration begs for in water support.
     
  5. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    The other thread indicated current issues. I know nothing about this type of diving and am interested in what special stuff (equipment, procedures, etc) are required to plan for and handle "current issues": up, down, side currents?
     
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  6. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    That’s not true
     
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  7. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor Trainer ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Speaking as one who has done 425ft (450 is a little too deep for me :wink: ) in Cozumel off Deep Exposure's boat I can say safety divers or top side support can be a real challenge. I have never had a safety diver in Cozumel there is just too much current and the intensity and even direction of the current can vary with depth. We can't even employ team bailout strategies because you can not alway be sure your team will be close enough to matter. When the water turns into a washing machine, and it can especially at depth it is truly every man for himself.
     
  8. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor Trainer ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I concur
     
  9. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If your not going to penetrate, why would one dive so deep? Bragging rights?
     
  10. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do you think all the cool stuff is just in the shallows?

    I have not dove this deep, but I've heard the stories. A whole different world of cool stuff deep that doesn’t exist in skinny water.
     
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