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General Vortex Incident Discussion

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by sabbath999, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. crd_kats

    crd_kats ... :) ... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sad, isn't it? Wonder if the family is still reading.
     
  2. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    No, they are trying to find divers to pay, which is sad to me.
     
  3. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    I can understand their anguish.... it's only natural.


    they want to believe that he's in there. Because they don't have anything else to go on.
     
  4. Docc

    Docc Solo Diver

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    Before they pay for different divers, they should pay the guys who have already been in searching. Have they offered to reimburse their expenses yet?
     
  5. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    We refused. We were there to help and lend our skills not make money. However I don't think anything was offered for previous dives.
     
  6. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

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    I stopped smoking in 1995. It's a filthy habit, and I avoid being around smokers because the 2nd hand stuff bothers my sinuses.

    That said, I would dive with a smoker well before I dove with an immature group of self-appointed tobacco/side mount police.

    A rigid mind is worse than a tobacco addiction imo.
     
  7. crd_kats

    crd_kats ... :) ... ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Agreed, it's heartbreaking. I was devasted when I lost my sister. If I didn't have a body to mourn or bury, but had an idea of where it might be, I'd do all I could to have it recovered.
     
  8. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
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    I probably don't know 5 commercial divers that are non-smokers. Addictions and commercial diving go hand and hand. They certainly cover the big three....
    Woman
    Smoking
    Alcohol

    not necessarily in that order.

    I could care less if you smoke, it's not going to affect my dive
     
  9. Wobbegong wannabe

    Wobbegong wannabe Solo Diver

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    Sounds like an interesting dive. You could probably use it as a resort concept, particularly if the marshmallow girls are DM certified...:eyebrow:
     
  10. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

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    Is that a marshmallow?

    I thought it was a bananna.
     
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