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Victoria BC Canada -> OOG Diver taken to hospital

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by themagni, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. themagni

    themagni Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada's Pacific Southwest, BC

    "A Victoria pilot boat scooped up a scuba diver in distress off the Ogden Point breakwater Sunday afternoon and brought him to a waiting ambulance.
    Victoria Fire Capt. Dan Mollberg said two people were scuba diving off the end of the breakwater around 1 p.m. when one of the divers got into trouble in 15 metres of water. “He and his diving partner buddy-breathed to the surface and she flagged down the pilot boat which was heading back to its dock,” said Mollberg."

    Pilot boat rescues scuba diver in distress - Local - Times Colonist

    Wasn't me; I'm getting over food poisoning. Ogden Point (the breakwater) is an ubiquitous dive site in Victoria. I think everyone that learns to dive here, does their first OW dive at Ogden. I've been there many times, but I haven't taken The Long Hike all the way to the end.
  2. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
    It's an awesome dive ... but it's a helluva long way from the end of the breakwater to the beach. I think newer divers in particular would find it easy to get themselves into trouble if they weren't paying attention ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
  3. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
    750m walk over large gaps and slipper kelp......but a great dive. Hope all ends well.

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  4. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    Frequently the outflow current picks up so using your out going gas consumption to decide when to turn the dive can get you in trouble.
    Be aware of the current when swimming out and adjust turn pressure accordingly.
    decompression and srhein like this.

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