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Ten years!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by TSandM, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
    Gut wrenching reading this.
  2. bryanmc57

    bryanmc57 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Mineola, TX
    Praying for good news.
  3. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: So CAL
    Wow I live in So Cal and a few years ago when I was a new diver she offered to go out diving with me and her husband when the came to Cali next. She was always quick to offer solid advice.

    My heart goes out to her husband and family.

    Incredibly nice person and a truly good heart
  4. charlier

    charlier Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Seattle/Singapore/Indonesia
    When I read the post, "TS&M. Lynn Flaherty in the Passing forum, I was stunned. I assumed that it was not related to the underwater world. It such a small world that I had no idea that Lynn was an ER Doc in my small little town in Washingotn State. Her passion, her gracious presence, her thoughtful comments, and her caring outlook is rare combination. My heart goes out to her husband, Peter, and her family. charlie
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  5. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    It sounds like more people are FINALLY giving these two issues the consideration they deserve with respect to potential relevance to her fatality.

    Many members seem to envision her as a very strong and capable diver. From my perspective, these two issues represent serious weaknesses (or at least vulnerabilities) when functioning in a high current, drift dive situation with no visual references and when drifting in water that she knew would cause her significant narcosis.
  6. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

    Really, I don't think that belongs in a celebratory thread she had posted about a milestone of hers. There is a specific thread for that discussion in the Accident/Prevention section of the forum.
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  7. Adobo

    Adobo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Northern Cali

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  8. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
    Lynne was a strong and capable diver who managed her Vertigo Handicap intrepidly & valiantly all these years. It makes prudent sense that she would try to minimize Narcosis in order to avoid further compounding problems should she experience Vertigo during a dive. I think she deserved kudos and sympathy as such rather than the cold reproach from you DumpsterDiver. . .

    An easier breathing & less dense 25/25 Trimix bottom gas instead of Air or Ntirox32 on her last dive would have aided and improved her chances of survival. In hindsight, the Helium expense would've been worth it: She would only have had to manage overcoming and recovery from her Vertigo, which probably was the accident's primary triggering event. . .
    We are all Lynne Flaherty's Advocates, here on ScubaBoard for these past Ten Years. Thankful for her honesty, insight & wisdom; honoring her Memory & Sacrifice, cognitively & emotionally coming to understand & accept her Passing if it was to be by Dive Accident . . .(I'm sure she would have wanted it that way).
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
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