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Filmmaker Rob Stewart dies off Alligator Reef

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

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  2. Dizzi Lizzi

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    Thank you PfcAJ for that article.
     
  3. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    you have a good point, my understanding is he had just done mod 3, if so, not as wild as it may appear at first blush. Would I do three >200 ft dives in a single day? No, but we all have different risk tolerance.
     
  4. lamont

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    That is another assumption.

    All it takes to be filmed whist filming on a CCR is being CCR trained plus having another video camera to use. If you're aggressive enough then you can take that video literally the day after you're first CCR certified (not really wise to do that because your buoyancy control is probably still quite flail-ey, but there's nothing inherently stopping anyone).
     
  5. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the info. That doesn't sound good.

    His buddy passed out, began to sink & immediately rescued. I imagine it happened to him similarly, except he didn't get rescued immediately since he gave OK sign.
     
  6. OceanEyes

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    I just took a look at the FB page. The caption correlating to the only image that I found that includes Rob Stewart states that the the photograph of a normoxic trimix class was posted on Sept. 25, 2016, and not last Friday as seems to be inferred in the above quote.
     
  7. Cowfish Aesthetic

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    I believe they're referencing this picture from Jan. 27 which, when I saw it earlier on my computer, referenced a first dive for a trimix class.
     
  8. Cowfish Aesthetic

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  9. FinnMom

    FinnMom Instructor, Scuba

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    Possibly only with the CCR he was used to using. And some CCR divers put off the MOD2 or MOD3 training for years.
     
  10. cephalopod2

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    Update on the search:

    At last count, 13 volunteer aircraft were in the sky and 20 volunteer boats were out on the water, [U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Nyx] Cangemi told CBC Toronto in a telephone interview Thursday afternoon.

    As many as 15 volunteer divers were searching on Wednesday, he said.

    The water temperature in the area is about 24 C, Cangemi said, and the seas are calm and the winds are light, all favourable conditions for a search.


    Search continues for Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, missing after Florida dive
     

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