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Five Graves, Maui - Visiting scuba diver dies.

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Gilligan, May 7, 2007.

  1. 60feet

    60feet Nassau Grouper

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    Is this the accident referenced in the OP? Not clear to me if it's the same or different dive fatality. The article does say that the deceased is from Kona.
     
  2. Gilligan

    Gilligan Great White

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    Unrelated.
     
  3. drywaterdiv

    drywaterdiv Angel Fish

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    He was from the states and a friend of mine. He was there to start his advance classes. Had logged some dives and was certified in 2005. My prays go out to the family.
     
  4. BUGBAGGER

    BUGBAGGER Nassau Grouper

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    Regardless of the cause this is a sad event for all who knew the diver.

    About the head injury...if there was a head injury that was pre-recovery the diver likely got slammed by surf in the shallows up against the rocks. (I'm not at home on the island at this time so I don't know what the water conditions were, for sure.) This is common at this site, particularly, when divers are in the bubble cave or toilet bowl areas which are cavernous, overhead environments in the surf zone. People often underestimate the risks at this site as it is so commonly dived by folks of all experience levels. Conditions can change quickly from calm and clear to turbulent.
     
  5. Gilligan

    Gilligan Great White

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    Different person and different island.
     
  6. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think that is this one

    sad...my condolences to the family...



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