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Two missing Thai divers in Sattahip, Thailand

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by limbo, May 11, 2009.

  1. limbo

    limbo Course Director

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    Two Thai divers (instructor and student) disappeared off Samae San/Sattahip near Pattaya Sunday 10th may, 2009 and have not been found yet.

    The Instructor had 13 years experience, according to my source and apparently was under way with 4 students, one panicked whilst or during mask clearing, 3 students surfaced, instructor and 'panicked' student so far have not been seen since.

    Thai TV, Channel 3 showed a fairly big piece just before 7am this morning, 12th May, showing parts of the search from a helicopter. They hope they're still alive and on an island. Nearing on 48 hours soon, afaik around 14.30 this afternoon.

    They consistantly kept talking about the divers using oxygen tanks, when did I hear that before in press reports, not just in Thailand?
     
  2. Ex-Aquanaut

    Ex-Aquanaut Barracuda

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    Just heard that the diver's body was found today inside the Hardeep by Russ, the CD at Mermaid's. Still no sign of hte missing instructor
     
  3. Arizona

    Arizona PADI Pro

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    Let's hope he found safe shelter on one of the islands. Were they diving the Hardeep or Rong Kong? I've been a regular reader of this section since joining SB and thankfully never had something like this hit so close to "home" before. Prayers to all involved.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Inside the Hardeep?

    Sounds like the pair got into a hard current situation, which is kinda surprising if this was an OW class...?

    Body of diving student found - Nationmultimedia.com
     
  5. namnam123

    namnam123 IDC Staff Instructor

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    Not in the Hardeep - the diver was found at 47m down the hole, minus mask and regulator spat out. There was still air in the tank (approx. 100 bar).
     
  6. limbo

    limbo Course Director

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  7. a-bad

    a-bad Angel Fish

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    Yes, The pair got into a hard current situ., but in AOW class not OW.
     
  8. Seanpaul

    Seanpaul Instructor, Scuba

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    Mask clearing on AOW?
     
  9. a-bad

    a-bad Angel Fish

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    As I knew, Thers was a problem about mask while into a strong current.
    Not a mask removal skill.
     
  10. Arizona

    Arizona PADI Pro

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    Were they diving the Rong Kong Hole? So what is up with the Hardeep comment by Aquanauts? The CD from another shop (Mermiad's) pulling a body out of the Hardeep is a pretty strong statement. I really hope the instructor is found okay.
     

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