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Indiana woman dies diving Vandenberg - Key West, Florida

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article239364098.html
     
  2. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

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    So sad.
     
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  3. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

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    Don't like to see these stories about senior divers checking out. I've been hoping for a long career in this zone...
     
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  4. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Deep dives put more stress on the body even if you do not feel it. I have scaled back my depth a bit for that reason. (I am 74)
     
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  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I think that a primary reason that we see senior age diver accidents is that there are more senior divers than junior.
     
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  6. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

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    Well I'd like to think that, but there's that whole other angle, as Steve_C alludes to.
     
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  7. ReadyTo Dive

    ReadyTo Dive Nassau Grouper

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    My deepest condolences to the family, so very sad.

    I had my closest “almost didn’t make it back” dive on the Vand. myself. I had pretty much accepted that that day was going to be my final day alive. There was another diver on the boat who said he had over 100 dives on her and had never seen currents so swift there before. I was 38 at the time and in excellent physical condition.

    Just wanted to say that it is not a site to be taken lightly when the currents are ripping and the water is green/low viz. The shop I went out with did not put a DM in the water, obviously I have no idea if that was the case here or if that would have had any impact whatsoever. Again, I’m so sorry it turned out this way for this poor diver and her family.
     
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  8. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    what happened on your dive? It could be a learning experience to some.
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Very sad, my condolences to the family and friends.

    I'd rather checkout diving than rotting away in nursing home. This year starts my 52nd year of diving not a bad run so far!
    I don't do much deep diving these days, as a matter of fact I don't think I went deeper than 40FSW last year. Not really planned but I've been trying to get good pictures of small critters in shallow water so no deep dives.
     
  10. Catito

    Catito Angel Fish

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