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German jazz singer lost in sea cave - Tonga

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It sounds like she left the guide and other diver to ascend, and they let her go alone.

    Jazz singer missing after cave-dive - Divernet
     
  2. kafkaland

    kafkaland Manta Ray

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    Didn’t we just have a long thread about how sea caves are so much safer than “regular” caves, and why you don’t need cave training if you dive them only occasionally? It is sad that it takes accidents like these to point out the importance of proper training, equipment, and experience when you venture into an environment like this.
     
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I believe there was another recent incident with two divers who died in a sea cave.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I thought things turned bad when she left the trio alone. "She had dived from a whale-watching boat with another woman and a dive-guide, who returned to report that Trost had left them and ascended some time earlier."
     
  5. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Of course I don't have, or am going to crunch any numbers, but I can't help but think that the majority of the stories in this forum, at least lately, all seem to happen when a diver is alone. Very few start like this..."He/she was having trouble, we tried to help him, but couldn't". Sad.
     
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  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    More precisely, when the buddy system breaks down and the buddy team is separated. Now add a second problem and one or both buddies may well be headed into an incident pit.


    Actual solo divers do much better statistically because they are prepared for diving alone.


    Bob
     
  7. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    Even just being aware of the risks when solo diving probably already goes a long way to prevent accidents
     
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  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    The only risk, different from buddy diving, is that there is no buddy to help bail one out of any trouble one might get oneself into.

    The big difference is that the solo diver intends to dive alone, and the buddy diver, once alone, is now out of their element. If the diver has no other issues, does a lost buddy search and ascends, as trained, all is well and good. If not, is where the trouble begins.



    Bob
     
  9. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    I can't find the sea caves discussion - could someone link me please?
     
  10. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    First cave dives
     
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