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Ginnie Springs diver missing - Florida

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,322
    6,147
    That was my understanding
     
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    8,008
    7,512
    I’ve been on two iucrr-related recoveries.

    one had a thorough report issued. One was “stfu” and no report issued.

    the situation with recovery report is bad.
     
  3. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    252
    219
    LOL! Maybe it’s because there are more people diving here than Port Orchard WA or more caves to dive in in Florida than Port Orchard WA. “rolls eyes”.

    Try normalizing the data before making such statements.
     
  4. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago
    1,095
    761
    I actually think RJack is probably correct in that regard.
     
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  5. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,322
    6,147
    Nobody has any idea the precise total number of cave dives, but MX has at least as many cave dives as FL and a fraction of the fatality rate. Especially if you count cavern dives. The rate in TAG, France, and SE Asia is also vastly lower.

    And its not something I joke about.
     
  6. rddvet

    rddvet Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    1,654
    1,616
    don’t get your point. He’s discussing Fl vs Mexico vs the rest of the world. His home base wasn’t part of the discussion. You’re adding nothing here
     
  7. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    252
    219
    It’s a numbers game. It’s not some Bermuda Triangle of cave diving or that people diving caves in Florida are somehow less trained or experienced. It’s that there are more places to dive caves and more people doing it.
     
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  8. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,322
    6,147
    Indeed, despite 15+ years of people complaining about how there are almost no "reports" here on SB, back when TDS was active, CCRx, RBW, etc. Complaining in forums and on facebook is not changing that one bit.
     
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  9. rddvet

    rddvet Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    1,654
    1,616
    as compared to Mexico? Where’s that come from? I think the number of cave divers between fl and Mexico is hard comparatively quantify. But I’d wager Mx has more
     
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  10. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    252
    219
    What then exactly is the speculation why more divers die in caves in Florida? Is the suggestion it needs to be regulated more? It seems like a bold statement to say the rate is higher in place A than B or C without some normalized data to support it.
     

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