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Messed up and ascended like a missile

Discussion in 'Near Misses & Lessons Learned' started by brainii, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. brainii

    brainii Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: cyprus
    or it could be bar? :)
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  2. alvinsuper

    alvinsuper Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Italy
    That's bars :)
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  3. brainii

    brainii Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: cyprus
    forgive my noobiness then, all air readings are in bar it seems:)
  4. Russjstewart

    Russjstewart Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne
    210-220 will have to be bar, if it is psi you are gettin ripped off. One bar =14.7 psi, so 210bar = 3087 psi, which is a normal fill in most places. Most places that use metric will have spg in bar
  5. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

    I'm going to suggest you re-take you open water course so that you have the basics down. Buoyancy, mask clearing, gas management, knowing the difference between bar vs. psi are basic skills required to safely execute a dive without becoming a thread in the accidents and incidents forum.
    Hoyden, InTheDrink, Geobound and 13 others like this.
  6. Pkishino

    Pkishino Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Japan
    I'm not going to blame you directly, but your instructor did a **** job if they passed you with problems like that.. they should have spent more time with you getting those things down before even going to the open water part of the course. Students should have no problem staying neutral, taking mask of, swimming around and replace without changing buoyancy much before I take them to OW.
  7. stepfen

    stepfen Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greece
    This has happened few times to me too. For me the main reason is that I have big lungs and every time something "out of the ordinary" happens I unconsciously (due to my swimming background maybe) take a deep breath to begin with. This can ruin my buoyancy in seconds.

    With practice you will get used to control this and also the list of "out of the ordinary" should substantially decrease. For example a mask flooding or removed/replaced all together shouldn't be considered something "out of the ordinary" - if it does, you should practice with it until it is not.
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  8. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    @brainii I am going out on a creaky old tree limb here, but I am guessing you are not only never certified, but that experience you describe was your first time breathing underwater. This happens in the pool check out, and wouldn’t warrant bold print, if you’d ever tried to be neutrally buoyant before.
    Was this a try Scuba Experience?
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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    That's a BAR reading, for a full tank. You are in Europe, and don't all divers there have BAR regs? I get confused between Psi vs BAR at times, too.

    Good question. So do you have a certification card, or was this a Discover dive?
  10. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Hi @brainii

    @CuzzA beat me to it :). You certainly have a lot to learn, buoyancy, mask clearing (this should take a couple seconds while neutral in place), and gas management, including your pressure units. I was not going to go so far as suggest you retake your PADI OW, but, professional help may be good, perhaps a different person than the one you were diving with.

    I would not have guessed this day of diving was a Discover Scuba experience. I don't believe wreck dives to 72 and 52 feet would be on the agenda. Your profile states you are PADI certified

    Best of luck with your progression in scuba diving
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