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Free diving, tank sharing fatality - Australia

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    If that’s the case your mouth will fall open. The first thing you learn when freediving using a snorkel is to keep a pressure of air in the mouth piece that’s what keeps the water out.
     
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  2. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    Sounds like someone miss understanding how a freediver uses a snorkel and came up with a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
     
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  3. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    How do you learn about freediving?
    My info is passed from a freediving course
    How do you keep "pressure of air at the mouthpiece" when diving to 100ft
    Breathing out will deplete your 02 and make you more negative
     
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  4. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    You never exhale on a descent free diving and when did I mention 100 feet. Are you trying to put words in my mouth. I said the first thing you learn when using a snorkel is to keep a pressure of air at the mouthpiece to prevent water entering your mouth.
     
  5. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    All I can say is anyone that is considering serious freediving, do your self a favour and get some professional training. Do not take advice from people off this forum.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Freediving Training Tips #8 – Snorkel Or No Snorkel? - FreeDive International

    What do you do with the snorkel when you freedive?
    Note: You should ALWAYS take the snorkel OUT OF YOUR MOUTH while holding your breath underwater.
     
  7. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    World class freedivers NEVER dive with a snorkel in their mouth. People who learned how to do it 40 years ago might. Dive saftey has been much improved since then...The old way is irrelevant to what is safest.
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    According to the video posted by @seeker242 in post #67 above, Adam, the Australian record holding freediver and PADI freediver instructor trainer that mouth falling open situation would not happen right away. The brain survival instinct while underwater would prevent water from getting into the lungs for a few minutes until level oxygen in the blood sufficiently low to shutdown everything except the brain. At that point then your mouth would fall open.
     
  9. mac64

    mac64 Barracuda

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    Very good video, but i didn’t hear any mention of a snorkel, I can see why a snorkel isn’t needed where the aim of the dive is to go deep but if spear fishing the snorkel is needed to keep your eye on the prey. The fact is a snorkel has no influence on shallow water blackout in your mouth or out of it.
     
  10. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    The snorkel has no affect on the onset of SWBO. The snorkel may have a fatal influence on what happens after the SWBO. The aim of spearfishing is to get to the fish, some fish swim deep. I will continue to dive as I was trained WITHOUT A SNORKEL IN MY MOUTH.
     
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