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Yuri accident

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by TatianaSilva, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    NP = New poster

    means potentially Tatiana has been reading threads and merely took Scubaboard posters common use of OP to mean OW, or some such.

    Now that you've read her posts you can easily see her meaning.
     
  2. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

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    Same problem in AZ except air temps 110-115 in summer, water below thermocline is 60s. I just dive wet and stay shallow or wait til fall.
    moving to NC right now! Can't wait to try NC diving!
     
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  3. TatianaSilva

    TatianaSilva Angel Fish

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    sorry, ive just realised. i meant OW open water , didnt realise i typed OP sorry
     
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  4. String

    String Master Instructor

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    No reason not to. If there's gas and the problem is solved. Or if they're diving tables on a profile that has a mandatory safety stop. Even without that being underweight and unable to stop in the last 5m is never a good idea.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. EFX

    EFX Solo Diver

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    Just some friendly advice: don't wait until you're going too fast. Once you detect a slight increase in speed give your BC a short burst. Then wait. There is a 1-2 second delay in response. It takes some nerve to wait because at first you feel nothing is happening. If you're descending still too fast give another short burst. In doing this you avoid overinflating your BC and then having to dump air which is wasteful not to mention the yoyo change in depth. It is even more important on ascents. If you wait until you're ascending too fast you may not be able to dump enough air to stop a runaway ascent which is very dangerous. When you come up about 4m give a short dump of air. Then wait. You should dump small amounts of air at intervals as you ascend. You may to dump more often as you get shallower. You should arrive at your safety stop with little or no air in your BC if you are properly weighted. You should never add air to the BC to ascend. Use kicks to get up. If you start your ascent when neutral kicking up should be easy. Hopefully, you've heard this in your OW class.
     
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  6. beester

    beester DIR Practitioner

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    Nothing more fun than dropping to 5m do a quick bubble check with the team... everyone ok light signals and then sink like a brick as a team... flaring off a couple of feet/m above the wreck, bottom.


    Don't worry... most classic trim vests or wings can easily handle your descend as long as you are not grosly overweighted.
     
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  7. TatianaSilva

    TatianaSilva Angel Fish

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    great advice. yeah i remember this but its hard to keep everything in mind when you are in a situation like that and you are a new diver so its better to repeat it many times ! :wink:
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

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    Yep. Dropped down enough to equalize then tuck in for a dive.
     
  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Fnflman, you don't need to equalize until 5m? The rest of us are equalizing early and often

    Or have i misunderstood you?
     
  10. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    Last Saturday I could not cool off at the surface or in 20 feet of water. The water temperature was 67° F (=almost 20 ° C). For the first time since I have been diving in Puget Sound I felt that my dry suit was too warm and was making me feel rather uncomfortable. I couldn't wait to swim deeper to find colder water! At about 30 feet there was a thermocline and the temperature dropped down to the usual 50 ° F (= 10 º C) How weird!
     

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