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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 9:55:14 PM  
34 votes:

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 6:49:53 PM  
19 votes:
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 10:08:55 PM  
17 votes:

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
 
2020-07-02 10:08:32 PM  
17 votes:
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 10:01:39 PM  
16 votes:
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 10:48:15 PM  
7 votes:

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 10:20:28 PM  
7 votes:

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 10:25:18 PM  
6 votes:

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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2020-07-02 10:23:49 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:16:47 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:12:22 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:09:14 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:56:17 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:51:44 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:24:38 PM  
3 votes:

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,
 
2020-07-03 12:24:41 AM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-03 12:07:06 AM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-02 11:38:23 PM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-02 11:04:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:48:55 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:41:32 PM  
2 votes:

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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2020-07-03 3:34:37 PM  
1 vote:
Visibility in Wreck Valley (NY) this morning. Unheard of clarity weeks in a row. Weird.

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2020-07-03 1:09:35 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:25:28 AM  
1 vote:

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
 
2020-07-02 10:51:17 PM  
1 vote:

thehobbes: 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.


You should try diving Yap. I go back there every year for about a month of diving. DM's don't give a shiat as long as you don't get stupid. Everything is super laid back. Boats have fewer than 8 divers and no more than one boat to a dive site. Water is 86 degrees year round and average visibility is around 150-200ft. The place I stay has a microbrewery and their bar/restaurant is a 170ft Phinisi Schooner. You can finish your certs there and hang out with the mantas and sharks.

This year's trIp had to be shiatcanned because they aren't allowing anyone in for a while due to COVID.
 
2020-07-02 10:07:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:55:23 PM  
1 vote:
How did he taste? Or was it just sport fishing?
 
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