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Is there a current Sheck Exley?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by KidK9, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. KidK9

    KidK9 Solo Diver

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    Ok, I know that no one will cpmpare to Mr. Exley, but is there someone in the states that is considered to be heads and finas above the rest in terms of cave exploration and cave instruction??
     
  2. teknitroxdiver

    teknitroxdiver Solo Diver

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    (Yes i read your first sentence)

    There will NEVER be another Sheck. Ever.
     
  3. crawford

    crawford Nassau Grouper

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    I tend to agree, and I think anyone that met him would as well. But, there are guys out there doing big dives, and they're the ones you probably haven't heard of, because there personality tends to not be self-aggrandizing (I think I just invented a word) who are incredible divers and great personalities in their own right.
     
  4. Curt Bowen

    Curt Bowen Manta Ray

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    NO!
     
  5. Maya

    Maya Instructor, Scuba

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    I think you've got your answer. Nope. Never. Ever.
     
  6. JDostal

    JDostal Divemaster

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    One of the reasons it's going to be hard to have another Sheck is that guy was such a pioneer. He laid soooo much groundwork and did so many things for the first time. Hard to do that again....you'd almost have to discover an entirely new type of diving that would need another pioneer.....
     
  7. rocdiver

    rocdiver Guest

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    Jarrod Jablonski is a very active cave explorer and excellent cave Instructor
     
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  8. pdoege

    pdoege Solo Diver

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    Sheck's compatriots are still around. The list is pretty large. Tom Mount and others come to mind.

    However, Sheck was a nigh-optimal figure. Pioneer, teacher, leader, inspiration.

    Very rare.

    It is hard to come up with a historical analogue for his impact on Florida cave diving and diving in general. Perhaps T.E. Lawrence, Sir Hillary, Lindberg.

    Not as famous, but maybe the same sort of personage.

    Peter
     
  9. 5615mike

    5615mike Loggerhead Turtle

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    That was not the question!
    JJ is no Sheck
     
  10. Essroc123

    Essroc123 Nassau Grouper

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    Sheck died while trying to set a record did he not? Anyone know what happened?
     

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