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Is coming across a dead diver, that uncommon?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by shoot2retrieve, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. LiteHedded

    LiteHedded Contributor

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    caves are just lousy with dead bodies! we dress them up like scarecrows
     
  2. Meng_Tze

    Meng_Tze Homo Bonae Voluntatis ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not normally no. People do die in caves (not as much as people make us believe), but their bodies are usually recovered within hours.
     
  3. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    Oh I dunno. Everytime I go cave diving I see someone that's just bound to die. Especially all those damn rebreather guys. :sigh:
     
  4. Doppler

    Doppler Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I like that quote too... really spot on!


    The best yet...



    I'm calling Leon up right now and suggesting he take that Meg back from you! :)
     
  5. Meng_Tze

    Meng_Tze Homo Bonae Voluntatis ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We all are bound to die....hopefully doing something we love intensely.:D
     
  6. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    Thanks but no thanks. I'm a chicken and have no desire to die doing most of the things I love, including diving. :chicken:
     
  7. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have been looking at an empty fish tank for the last couple days and I can relate.

    Bob ate anything I ever tried to put in with him, including his original room mate Gill. It was clearly "his" tank and over the 6 years I owned him, I got kind of attached. It's not as bad as losing my dog after 15 years, but there are some similarities.

    When I get back from FL and MS in a few weeks, I'm going to have to restock it.

    But back on topic... how do the rest of you tie off bodies so they don't drift around the cave? I'm not sure I have been doing it correctly. Why is this not covered at the Full Cave level? Will PADI be coming out with a specialty course?
     
  8. bamamedic

    bamamedic Solo Diver

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    I thought that's why my cave instructor made me carry an extra safety reel...tie those dead bodies off to the side so they don't interfere with the gold line...
     
  9. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Solo Diver

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    I don't believe that. In 62 years, I have never died, so I don't think it will ever happen!

    Anyway, I have seen lots of bodies while diving, in caves and elsewhere... but they were all alive. Let's hope they stay that way!
     
  10. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    I clip them to my buddies unbeknownst to them. Its like a game... and its really funny to see them struggle with a gaggle of dead bodies strung up behind them.
     

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