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(WKRG Mobile)   Sucks when boaters ignore SCUBA dive flags because they'll catch more than just fish. "We had a snapper on a spear and myself on a hook"   (wkrg.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Underwater diving, Scuba diving, Hook, Fishing, J.T. Thompson, only boat, nice fish, mild symptoms of decompression sickness  
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2020-07-02 6:49:53 PM  
The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.
 
2020-07-02 9:55:14 PM  

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.


Once the hose got snagged and pulled, he had other priorities.
 
2020-07-02 9:55:23 PM  
How did he taste? Or was it just sport fishing?
 
2020-07-02 9:58:14 PM  

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.


And the boat was gone when they got to the surface?

Yeah this whole story is bs
 
2020-07-02 10:01:39 PM  
Like a hit-and-run, if you knowingly do something potentially deadly to someone else, and then leave the scene before trying to render aid, you should be charged with something like "attempted manslaughter."

Accidents happen. Running away because you're a selfish shiat and place no value on others' lives is not an accident.
 
2020-07-02 10:04:56 PM  
That sucks. If the guy in the boat had some fava beans and a little Chianti that would have been a nice catch!
 
2020-07-02 10:07:24 PM  
You should have seen the one that got away
 
2020-07-02 10:07:28 PM  

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.


Depends on the depth. At 10m there shouldn't be a huge issue as long as you're rising slower than the bubbles. Past 10m, then yeah..He might be in a bit of pain.
 
2020-07-02 10:08:17 PM  
Diver needs to pose for a fish picture. Use that forced perspective magic on 'em.
 
2020-07-02 10:08:32 PM  
As a Coastie vet I'll PSA up in here.

DON'T DRINK AND BOAT.

Shipmate told me a story once of a scene he had to investigate while at MSO (marine safety office) Galveston.  3 drunks in a boat, a woman fell out & the guy on the outboard drove around and around looking for her. He ran her over 5 times. It was either his daughter and SIL or vice versa.
  
2020-07-02 10:09:14 PM  
I'm on the water weekly fishing.  Aggressive driving and asshole antics don't stop when you leave the asphalt.   That being said, 200' radius isn't far and at 100fow things can drift.  Multiple possibilities of how things went down, but leaving the scene.... Fark that guy
 
2020-07-02 10:10:22 PM  
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2020-07-02 10:12:22 PM  

Deveyn: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

FTA: in a matter of seconds both were on the surface.

Highly unlikely it was a few seconds. It probably felt like only a few seconds with all the adrenaline of "oh shiat I'm gonna pop" going through your head.

100 feet to the surface in a few seconds and your blood is outgassing like a beer can that's been shaken up because the gases in your blood are going from 60psi to 15psi.

Generally an emergency ascent isn't even performed below 30 feet because it's so dangerous in the first place and that takes about 30 seconds if you want to do it relatively safely.

/rescue diver


Thanks for what you do.
 
2020-07-02 10:12:34 PM  

TommyDeuce: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Once the hose got snagged and pulled, he had other priorities.


That's why you need a knife
 
2020-07-02 10:16:47 PM  

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.


Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.
 
2020-07-02 10:20:28 PM  

KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.


When I got certified, in the early 90s, a knife was recommended equipment
 
2020-07-02 10:23:49 PM  

KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.


what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.
 
2020-07-02 10:24:38 PM  

KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.


This.
Also read the article.He had multiple hooks in him,
Even with good gear and training this guy had little chance of not getting dragged,
  
2020-07-02 10:29:56 PM  
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2020-07-02 10:30:10 PM  
I'm guessing the guy was like 25' down and hit an old net.
 
2020-07-02 10:32:16 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.

what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.


Dove in cozumel and the DM wouldn't let anyone carry a knife except him.

need to finish my rescue certs....

Put Another Dollar In.
 
2020-07-02 10:33:03 PM  
"Aww! It's another Wanda. Throw her back!"
 
2020-07-02 10:41:32 PM  

Deveyn: lovely_filth: Thanks for what you do.

It's not a full time thing. When I was living in the middle of nowhere our little dive group got a bunch of certifications and rescue diver was vital because first responders out there didn't really exist. It's a good cert to have though, because dive boats like having you on board as an extra set of hands if there's an emergency.

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

My training was so long ago, I don't remember them mentioning it though. Since I did my first few classes in CA, the instructor talked about them because of the kelp beds we were going to be visiting. They also taught kelp-treading so you don't get tangled.

I have a Cressi Alligator. Best of both worlds for entanglements.

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That's not a dive knife. This is a dive knife.
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2020-07-02 10:48:15 PM  

chitownmike: TommyDeuce: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Once the hose got snagged and pulled, he had other priorities.

That's why you need a knife



"Psssht, while you're suddenly being dragged to the surface, you just grab a knife with a hand that isn't being yanked by a fishhook or dumping air or trying to keep another fishhook from tearing open your neck or holding your gear or reaching for your buddy because yet another hook tore your reg out, and just cut yourself free as I would've instinctively done instantly. This dumbass must not have even had a knife."

I mean, yeah, of course cutting yourself free is a top priority but FFS man.
 
2020-07-02 10:48:55 PM  

GodComplex: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Depends on the depth. At 10m there shouldn't be a huge issue as long as you're rising slower than the bubbles. Past 10m, then yeah..He might be in a bit of pain.


It absolutely could be a huge issue. It depends on a lot more than depth. The diver was spearfishing at 100fsw. The bigger issue DCS wise is time at depth. That and the divers plan. (which we do not know) But if the diver planned to use 100% o2 he would have been unable to. Which would be really bad.
  
2020-07-02 10:51:44 PM  

thehobbes: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.

what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.

Dove in cozumel and the DM wouldn't let anyone carry a knife except him.

need to finish my rescue certs....

Put Another Dollar In.


Too many divers think a dive knife is basically a license to f*ck with things they shouldn't be f*cking with.

/ wouldn't trust some of them with pointy objects on land either
 
2020-07-02 10:54:23 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: thehobbes: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.

what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.

Dove in cozumel and the DM wouldn't let anyone carry a knife except him.

need to finish my rescue certs....

Put Another Dollar In.

Too many divers think a dive knife is basically a license to f*ck with things they shouldn't be f*cking with.

/ wouldn't trust some of them with pointy objects on land either


what are you babbling about?
 
2020-07-02 10:54:50 PM  
Is it the clap? Ignoring the signs while reeling one in sometimes leads to getting that.
 
2020-07-02 10:56:17 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: thehobbes: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: KitchenBacon: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Diver here.  PADI has nothing about knives.  You are thinking of Underwater Scouts.

what?  It's been 30 years since I got certified and we went over the use of the dive knife.

Dove in cozumel and the DM wouldn't let anyone carry a knife except him.

need to finish my rescue certs....

Put Another Dollar In.

Too many divers think a dive knife is basically a license to f*ck with things they shouldn't be f*cking with.

/ wouldn't trust some of them with pointy objects on land either

what are you babbling about?


The reason some places discourage divers from carrying knives.
 
2020-07-02 11:04:10 PM  
When I got certified, keeping a knife on your person was highly recommend. There are so many uses down there but my instructor said its primary use was to knife your dive partner if he ran out of air, grabbed your main regulator and got a little too greedy when it came time to share on the way up. One hand on your regulator, and the other on your knife.
 
2020-07-02 11:04:21 PM  
An ex co-worker told a story about diving with a group of friends when the realized a boater was trying to steal the bouy with their diver down flag.  They surfaced surprising (and surrounding) the shmuck in the boat.  Apparently, his expression was priceless
 
2020-07-02 11:16:28 PM  

mmojo: GodComplex: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Depends on the depth. At 10m there shouldn't be a huge issue as long as you're rising slower than the bubbles. Past 10m, then yeah..He might be in a bit of pain.

It absolutely could be a huge issue. It depends on a lot more than depth. The diver was spearfishing at 100fsw. The bigger issue DCS wise is time at depth. That and the divers plan. (which we do not know) But if the diver planned to use 100% o2 he would have been unable to. Which would be really bad.


Might've been loaded out with Tri.  But who knows.
  
2020-07-03 12:04:24 AM  

kamikazekitten: mmojo: GodComplex: Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

Depends on the depth. At 10m there shouldn't be a huge issue as long as you're rising slower than the bubbles. Past 10m, then yeah..He might be in a bit of pain.

It absolutely could be a huge issue. It depends on a lot more than depth. The diver was spearfishing at 100fsw. The bigger issue DCS wise is time at depth. That and the divers plan. (which we do not know) But if the diver planned to use 100% o2 he would have been unable to. Which would be really bad.

Might've been loaded out with Tri.  But who knows.


Not likely with a max depth of less than 100fsw. Even so his bottom mix would have been fine taking him to the surface without going hypoxic.  But if the plan included any significant deco obligation he would have been boned.
 
2020-07-03 12:07:06 AM  

Deveyn: kamikazekitten: Might've been loaded out with Tri. But who knows.

Based on his rig, it doesn't look like it.

In the video he's on a single tank. Maybe it was EANx, I found another article that said he suffered from minor DCS. He's one of the luckiest divers I've ever seen to come up that fast from that deep. Usually those instances end up in the "fatality of the month" articles in dive magazines.


When I was a  kid growing up in Bermuda, my dad was a diver. He had pretty much every certification/qualification you can imagine and told me stories that guaranteed I have never been deeper then a backyard pool.
  
2020-07-03 12:25:28 AM  

Deveyn: lovely_filth: Thanks for what you do.

It's not a full time thing. When I was living in the middle of nowhere our little dive group got a bunch of certifications and rescue diver was vital because first responders out there didn't really exist. It's a good cert to have though, because dive boats like having you on board as an extra set of hands if there's an emergency.

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

My training was so long ago, I don't remember them mentioning it though. Since I did my first few classes in CA, the instructor talked about them because of the kelp beds we were going to be visiting. They also taught kelp-treading so you don't get tangled.

I have a Cressi Alligator. Best of both worlds for entanglements.

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is there an edge on the outside curve of the blade?
looks like a very nice little all purpose tool to have
  
2020-07-03 12:48:26 AM  
Reminds me of my time in the navy.
One night me and ol Cliffie were down in the engine room thumping each other on the nuts and said to ol Cliffie - "Cliffie, I got a Doobie in my pocket, let's go topside and smoke it all gone gone"
And we went up there and it was as foggy as a night there ever was. Couldn't see your hand in front of your face. I sparked up that Doobie and we got hiiiiigh!
Well it was about that time I swore I saw a fella with a scuba tank on his back come flyin by with a hook and line pulling him and I said to ol Cliffie " that Doobie was some pretty good shiat!"
And we went back to the engine room and laughed until our nuts were sore,
Of course that could've been because we were thumping them earlier.

/True story bro
 
2020-07-03 12:54:10 AM  

mrparks: Diver needs to pose for a fish picture. Use that forced perspective magic on 'em.


Yup.  Hold the diver just inches from the lens so they look giant.
 
2020-07-03 1:09:35 AM  
Not only is the dive knife useful for cutting yourself free of hooks, it also comes in handy when you need to stab a biatch for hooking you in the first place.
 
2020-07-03 1:42:44 AM  

mmojo: That's not a dive knife. This is a dive knife.


WASP Injection Knife vs. Watermelon
Youtube Sa_NC-_fvKs
 
2020-07-03 1:44:56 AM  

Prof. Frink: Is it the clap? Ignoring the signs while reeling one in sometimes leads to getting that.


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For, and from, subby's mom.
 
2020-07-03 3:10:57 AM  

Deveyn: Kelwen: When I was a kid growing up in Bermuda, my dad was a diver. He had pretty much every certification/qualification you can imagine and told me stories that guaranteed I have never been deeper then a backyard pool.

I'd love to hear some of those stories.

One of my good friends is one of the few "Twilight Zone" divers in the world. He's a farking maniac. Same guy who discovered and named a fish after Obama. We actually re-discovered the B25 Mitchell wrecks in Kwajalein back in 2011 when I was visiting for a few weeks on my way back to the US.

He's been trying to get me on a rebreather for a while but the expense and maintenance just isn't worth it for the kind of diving I do. It's mostly ND, but I do a fair amount of deco diving if I'm trying to get photos of something beyond rec limits. My camera gear is only good to about 300fsw, so going Tech would require a significant reinvestment.


Stupid question but a quick google didn't help. What's sfw? Is that just feet below surface or something? I got my scuba cert on Guam back in '97 but never exercised the privilege after that. Had trouble clearing and on our last dive, the one down to 40 feet or whatever pretty much panicked. Not for me. The snorkeling there was fantastic enough.
 
2020-07-03 4:34:51 AM  

mmojo: Deveyn: lovely_filth: Thanks for what you do.

It's not a full time thing. When I was living in the middle of nowhere our little dive group got a bunch of certifications and rescue diver was vital because first responders out there didn't really exist. It's a good cert to have though, because dive boats like having you on board as an extra set of hands if there's an emergency.

Wanebo: The dumbass diver doesn't carry a knife?

Did they miss the basic PADI training? Someone reeling you to the surface can cause all kinds of issue.

My training was so long ago, I don't remember them mentioning it though. Since I did my first few classes in CA, the instructor talked about them because of the kelp beds we were going to be visiting. They also taught kelp-treading so you don't get tangled.

I have a Cressi Alligator. Best of both worlds for entanglements.

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That's not a dive knife. This is a dive knife.
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