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Scuba Shack's Boat Get Wet Sinks in Key Largo

Discussion in 'Florida' started by The Chairman, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. PinkPADIgal

    PinkPADIgal PADI Master Instructor

    Hi Everyone...

    Just wanted to let you know, that I am alive and well, at home, but wishing I was somewhere warmer, diving! Instead, I will be diving in Tacoma this weekend.

    I have received a few calls and concerned emails regarding this horrible accident, but it is not me. This is very sad; for everyone.
  2. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    Hey, who cut the hole in the back of that perfectly good boat?! One more reason to run not walk from any (small) boat with a transom door.

    I've been on two that either went down or nearly went down, because with 8" of freeboard, a little water in the bilge is all it takes.
  3. JG109

    JG109 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Belmar NJ, US
    What year was that??????????
  4. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Acton, Ontario

    He forgot his [sarcasm] tags....
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  5. JG109

    JG109 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Belmar NJ, US
    LOL, like diving the keys wrecks with a pony bottle, crazy me,
    Jax and DandyDon like this.
  6. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    I have no idea. I was just responding to what I read in the thread.
  7. JG109

    JG109 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Belmar NJ, US
    me too. We do have a few gorilla divers who are not permitted any contact with students or newbies tho,

    Non-boaters instinctively backing away from the rising water (as discussed) certainly makes sense in this instance (no facts just opinion).
    ScubaSteve likes this.
  8. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
    C'mon, guys! As I already explained, I meant it as, "Divers who have giant-strided off a boat might find it easier to abandon ship than new divers who are not as practiced.
  9. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
    Makes perfect sense to me. To non-divers and perhaps very new divers, the boat is what saves you from being in the water, not what helps you get into it. The idea of leaving it voluntarily, like breathing underwater, is a concept that doesn't come naturally. In a moment of panic the instinct to flee to safety could well be the instinct to escape the water, rather than the boat that is sinking in it.

    I don't know how many people (non-divers) have said to me, in all seriousness, "WHY would you jump off of a perfectly good boat?"
    Tricia and Jax like this.
  10. cruiser

    cruiser ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    When a post previously mentioned how unprepared we all are for such an event, I thought of you and how you WOULD be prepared by wearing your vest. However, getting trapped in the hull......not sure how I'd handle that one.

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