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Student lost - Seattle, Washington

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Search was transitioned to recovery by midnight: UPDATE: Rescue now transitioned to recovery for woman diving off Harbor Ave.; Possible drowning | Westside Seattle

    Water rescue underway for missing scuba diver
     
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  2. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
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    Goddammit again?!?!?
     
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  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
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    That's what I was thinking.
     
  4. Jimchris

    Jimchris Support your local dive center ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Everett, Washington State
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  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,988
    5,829
     
  6. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
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    What is the visibility like in that area of the country?

    The article reads 'didn't resurface'. I'd say that's a VERY FAVORABLE description on the instructor.... It sounds more like 'student lost'.
     
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  7. fmerkel

    fmerkel Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salish Sea (Seattle)
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    Vis can be as little as 2', normal is 10-15', anything over 20' is considered pretty good there. Silty bottom, easy to kick up, and it takes a good while to settle out.
    Did my OW1 there a couple decades ago. Surface down to 15' the 2nd day was about a foot. Probably 20' under that until the class thrashed by.
     
  8. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    Sounds like this was a night dive, but it stays light out till about 9:30 this time of year in the PNW, so that’s why I ask. I’m really curious of what happened because it’s a relatively shallow dive in what I assume is an area without strong currents. Also, according to the article it was one instructor per 3 students, which is a good ratio for safety. Hoping someone on that dove will post something.
     
  9. Biotech Diver

    Biotech Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    Does this wreck they dove on pose significant risks of entanglement or entrapment?
     
  10. Puget Dvr

    Puget Dvr Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
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    I don't think a wreck was involved.
     

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