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Rob Stewart Investigation

Discussion in 'Apps, Book and Media Reviews' started by Rosborne, May 14, 2020.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    No one believes Sotis is a murderer. I'm reasonably confident that he knew how much time Stewart had on the rebreather since he owned it. It's easy enough to read the hours on the unit. I could be wrong, but I believe he was expelled from IANTD for not following standards in this very instance. There's a lot of controversy about his expulsion, even a law suit, but I do believe those to be the facts.
     
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  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I missed making this point: The reason these dives and hours are required is due to the need for experience. Small oversights on a rebreather can kill you quickly. If turning off the surface valve is not automatic, then accidentally allowing it out of your mouth while open would result in immediate expulsion of the gas in your loop and could easily result in an inadvertent descent. Are you a rebreather diver?
     
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  3. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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    Dave is absolutely correct. He did dive a Drageger occasionally during Sharkwater, but that doesn't really count towards experience when using a rEVO. It would make him a little more familiar with the technology, but the fact that he used an SCR without any apparent training might also give us an idea about his mindset in diving the Queen of Nassau.

    Watch The Third Dive: The Death of Rob Stewart Online | Vimeo On Demand
    https://www.amazon.ca/Third-Dive-Investigation-Death-Stewart/dp/1771603550
     
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  4. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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    I agree that experience is critical on a CCR. In fact when I was working on the project I took the first level of course that IANTD offers for a rebreather. I just wanted to understand the technology better. I did the course work, the open water dives, but didn't do the exam. I felt I needed more time diving the apparatus before I called myself certified. I think its a great technology but one that you really need to be familiar with before you start diving it in challenging situations. I'd like to go back to a rebreather and re-take the course and start slowly putting in some hours.

    The Third Dive: An Investigation Into the Death of Rob Stewart: Osborne, Robert: 9781771603553: Books - Amazon.ca
    Watch The Third Dive: The Death of Rob Stewart Online | Vimeo On Demand
     
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  5. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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    I wanted to let people know that I am not making any money from the small fee that is being asked for when you view the documentary. In fact I will never make money from this VOD. Right now the fee is going towards paying Vimeo for their service. Once that has been paid off (if ever) the money will go towards an environmental charity. My intention was never to make money only to give people in the United States and around the world a chance to see it. I had been getting a lot of emails asking.
    Watch The Third Dive: The Death of Rob Stewart Online | Vimeo On Demand
    https://www.amazon.ca/Third-Dive-Investigation-Death-Stewart/dp/1771603550
     
  6. Heat Miser

    Heat Miser DIR Practitioner

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    I live on the polar opposite side of the world and I am a newbie rebreather diver. I have always said you learn more from the f**k ups in life than the wins, mostly I've been talking about my 8 years of working in a bulge bracket wall street firm, living in NY.

    Thanks for the doco. (Aussie abbev.)

    Its balanced. For some of us, that understand what a rebreather is, it seems that Stewart may have had quite a bit of experience, relevant to most rebreather divers. Its a challenge to get to Mod 3

    I talked to my LDS owner and ... Third dive seems a perfect title ... don't bounce dive.

    Channel you inner George Irvine, he just must be going livid, when he hears of such a senseless waste of a talented eco - warrior's life.
     
  7. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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    I couldn't agree more. The work that Rob Stewart did should be celebrated for many years to come. He raised the world's awareness of the hideous practice of finning. He was a driven man and I'm sure would have gone on to accomplish many more victories on behalf of the environment. At the risk of overselling, if you liked to documentary, I think you'll find the book very interesting. I'm able to get into much more details about what happened.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Third-Dive-Investigation-Death-Stewart/dp/1771603550
     
  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    how do you know he wasnt certified on the dreager scr ? ...you have acess to the tdi data bank ? talked to rob ? psychic? or just your usual story telling
     
  9. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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  10. Rosborne

    Rosborne Nassau Grouper

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    And BTW, I didn't catch your name.
     

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