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Memorial: Three Divers Pass Away on the Spiegel Grove

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Fish_Whisperer, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. grassyknoll

    grassyknoll Barracuda

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    Very sad news, my condolences go out to the friends and family of these divers.

    The sad reality is that these deaths may only serve to increase interest in diving the SG. In the mid to late 90's the increases in fatalities on Everest only fueled more interest in summiting the mountain.
    It is sometimes in our nature to seek out and conquer that which may in fact conquer us. I doubt many would dive the SG if it lay in ten feet of water.
    Do your homework.
    Know your risks.
    Make your choices.

    RIP fellow divers.
     
  2. yukoneer

    yukoneer Manta Ray

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    and your point is?
     
  3. DiveDiva_Rach

    DiveDiva_Rach Instructor, Scuba

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    My sympathy and condolences go to their friends and families.

    DD
     
  4. GulfDiver77

    GulfDiver77 Barracuda

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    Family and friends have my sympathy.
     
  5. ecudiver

    ecudiver Barracuda

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    my prayers to family and friends my schools scuba club just got back from around there scary.
     
  6. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So sorry to hear about the deaths, my thoughts are with family and friends.

    The strange thing is one of the guys just happened to mention the SG this morning, asked if I'd ever heard of it. When I told him I had he said he served as a radio operator on her (high speed something maybe?). He was asking if people were allowed to go inside. The weird thing is that conversation was probably about the time the incident happened....eerie!
    Ber
     
  7. ibaun

    ibaun Solo Diver

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    Condolences to the family and friends.
     
  8. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

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    Deepest condolences to all family and friends of the deceased divers. For those present at the time of this tragedy, try not to beat yourself up with all the woulda, coulda, shouldas and the what ifs.
    I've been present for that long boat ride in with an unsuccessful rescue attempt and I know how shocking and traumatic it can be for you. It helps to talk about it amongst
    yourselves and people who have had similar experiences. I know that some of you
    have been on this board reading the posts and I would like to extend my hand to
    anyone who may need someone to talk to. Pm me if you would like to talk privately.


    Terri McDonald
    PADI DM #178528
     
  9. DougNR

    DougNR Solo Diver

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    Location: Florida's Treasure Coast
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    Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Many thanks to those that quickly assisted on the scene.
     
  10. Tavi

    Tavi NAUI Instructor

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    Overhead?? Yes. Just like caves? No!!

    Wrecks can be much more hazardous than caves. Caves don't have sharp steel, Hanging cables and wires.
     

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