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Faceplant!

Post by YellowEye » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:48 am

Was diving keystone yesterday, getting in, when I unexpectedly tripped on a rock and faceplanted in about 1.25 feet of water. I sure was glad I had my reg in my mouth, as it could have been mucky otherwise as it did take me some effort to get back up. Other than a shock of surprise, all else was good.

A good reminder for everybody to ***always keep their regs in their mouths*** on entry and exit.

Great diving otherwise!

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Re: Faceplant!

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 am

So glad you are okay. I was so focused on not slipping on the rocks (with my regs in) I didn't even hear or see you fall over. Super scary!!!

But also a fantastic weekend of diving!! Keystone is looking soooooooo nice right now!!!
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Re: Faceplant!

Post by Tangfish » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:23 am

(Puget) Sound advice!

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Re: Faceplant!

Post by YellowEye » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Somebody died wading in 2-3 feet of water at sunrise maybe 15 years ago. Super sad incident. Buddy couldn't help him.

So good to learn from those mistakes. It sometimes is not easy getting up!

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Re: Faceplant!

Post by dlh » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks for sharing this incident and the note of caution.

No matter how experienced, we are all capable of a simple mistake, stumble, or equipment failure. Be careful and be prepared!
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Re: Faceplant!

Post by SashimiFencer » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:34 am

Good reminder! Early days I was always super careful but then felt like I was being over cautious and stopped consistently having the reg in during entry. Will restart!

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Re: Faceplant!

Post by Jeff Pack » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:13 pm

With my Meg, if I faceplant, I workout enough to be able to get back up with some effort. If I fall on myback, I'm a turtle and basically outa luck. Might be able to roll over, but I'll never be able to sit up.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Faceplant!

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:21 pm

YellowEye wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Somebody died wading in 2-3 feet of water at sunrise maybe 15 years ago. Super sad incident. Buddy couldn't help him.

So good to learn from those mistakes. It sometimes is not easy getting up!
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