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James Cameron - Cave Diving Blockbuster 'Sanctum'

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by DevonDiver, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oside Jimc

    Oside Jimc Solo Diver

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    Saw it last night in iMax 3D, good movie, kept me on edge.

    I don't see a mad rush of wannabe cave divers heading to the overhead from this.
     
  2. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    I enjoyed it. I see some didn't but I don't think if the whole story was about realistic cave diving it would do very well. Most people just don't get it nor do they need too. But overall we really enjoyed it.
     
  3. bwetter

    bwetter Nassau Grouper

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    Saw it on Saturday, was very impressed - if anything it may make some people
    re-think" a commitment to Cave diving before jumping in ... and like previous posts - it definitly kept me on the edge of my seat .....
     
  4. Kingpatzer

    Kingpatzer Captain

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    I don't know. My desire to get into cave diving was definitely increased after seeing it.
     
  5. Skydiver1

    Skydiver1 Barracuda

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    What were the inaccuracies in the movie from a diving point of view?

    The kid ,Josh, breathing from the valve of the tank was probably unnecessary given he could have connected a low pressure inflator hose to breathe from.

    What else?
     
  6. Kingpatzer

    Kingpatzer Captain

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    *shrug* unnecessary but not unrealistic. Spent one of my dive master classes doing that.
     
  7. UCFKnightDiver

    UCFKnightDiver Divemaster Candidate

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    I think there were o2 bottles being used as bailout at one point near the beginning, other than that it seemed fairly accurate.
     
  8. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    My thought exactly.
     
  9. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    I saw the movie last night with some of my caving buddies. Our verdict was that it wasn't "too bad" of a caving/diving movie, especially considering the competition.

    The vertical scenes in the beginning (e.g., rappelling) were extremely unrealistic. But later some of the rope work wasn't bad. Especially when they were trying to climb out during the flood. One of the actors obviously had some experience with the Frog system, and had some pretty good technique.

    The cave diving scenes were all pretty stupid and unrealistic.

    In all of the caving movies, I am always amazed at how well illuminated the caves are, especially when there's no light. Where does all of that ambient light come from way down underground?
     
  10. jimmy71

    jimmy71 Solo Diver

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    are all the cheesy one liners and crap dialogue part of cave diving? If so I might have to rethink some training................
     
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