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What if a free diver breathes from scuba regulator?

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by zixzax, May 6, 2019.

  1. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

    Exactly correct. The safety of the freediver is the biggest factor. They can almost always be recovered from a blackout, but an embolism will almost always kill them.

    Everything is timed to the second for theses dives. If the freediver does not show at the right time the weight is dropped and the diver is pulled to the surface extremely fast and the recovery happens. I, acting as a safety diver, was actually a backup to their weight design in case of a failure or entanglement.
  2. hammet

    hammet Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
    From an old French game show.
    Actual site was in Turks and Caicos. You can dive and swim through the remnants of the steel. (Dive site is called Thunderdome, for obvious reasons)
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: queensland Melbourne diver
    So what's a freediver
    and how deep does a freediver do

    So there we all were, about ten of us on a trip on the edge on a ledge about to go diving
    in three 10m deep channel interconnected ponds and the tech instructor tour organiser
    has left his regs at the lodge

    so he did the dive without surfacing, completely unencumbered using other peoples regs
    sometimes turning off the donors air as a thank you
    until he surfaced

    a bunch of chain smoking hung over alcoholics

    what a gas


    but Pics was better
  4. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh Barracuda

    Wait, what??? Was this a training dive or fun dive? I think more information is needed here....

    The "instructor" is a diver, so I assume he/she knows the dangers, therefore can avoid issues, but closing other diver's valves? Maybe if it was a training dive and that was discussed as part of the drills, but otherwise.....:confused:

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