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pushing the limits part2: world dive record 350m in 2 days

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by Taliena, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

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    Any mention of the reason he stopped short of the target depth?
     
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  2. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

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    Do you really think they are going to share that IP so that the next guy/girl can push him of his fame throne? That's one of the reasons the event (and others) was not covered in detail. Make no mistake it s a massive effort and also very risky business, Congrats must be given!!

    I think the reason for not hitting 350 is that they will make another attemp in 2015/16. This was PR to get more funding/sponsors for the next attempt, something Nuno did not do.
     
  3. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

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    I am all for letting people do whatever they want to do, but if you look at this list of people who have done ultra-deep recreational dives, you cannot help but notice an awful lot of them are now dead (not counting Mark Ellyatt, who probably should be dead given how bent he got).
     
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  4. Taliena

    Taliena Solo Diver

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    I think they will make a new try to 350m too in 1 or 2 years. I never met Ahmed, so I don't know about the real reason why he wants to do such dives.
    I like deep diving too, I don't know where my personal limit is, but I only know that 300+ is too much for me :wink:
     
  5. Nasser

    Nasser ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO AHMED :balloons: It is indeed quite an achievement !!
     
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  6. Taliena

    Taliena Solo Diver

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    Yes it is Nasser. Too deep for me. But if there are divecenters where you can do dives over 120m, let me know. Sadly I don't have buddy's that like such dives, and it is sooooo difficult to find a divecenter that wants to organise such a thing for you. But a 130m is a big difference with a 300+ :D 300+ is much too deep for me.
     
  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    That shouldn't be that difficult. Try Thailand or Puerto Galera in Philippines.
     
  8. thewave

    thewave Angel Fish

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    speculations and rumours... love it.
    Ahmed didn't turn at 332 for PR, we may do another record at some point true, but this isn't the reason why he turned. He turned, as he got a hit of HPNS which caused tremors, hence why he didn't feel comfortable going deeper.
    Second, we will not be publishing the details of the plan. We plan on doing courses later where the info maybe shared. You don't expect food companies to share their recipes for free, hey?
    Ahmed did the record amongst other reasons, for his country.
    Hope this helps to stop the assumptions
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
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  9. Ste Wart

    Ste Wart Master Instructor

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    So the nitrogen fraction was too low.

    Just more questions. Sam? Jaime? Jenny? Alex?
     
  10. thewave

    thewave Angel Fish

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