lavachickie wrote:For those who would point immediately at possible lack of training, remember that in a stressful situation, your brain chemistry is very different than when you learned the skills in a calm, focused environment. It's a whole different world. Emergency training that isn't ever needed except in the most dangerous of situations, if there hasn't been some element of stress induced into the training regimen, isn't likely to be really hard wired in yet.
I'm not seeing the emergency. Everyone had something to breathe, somehow she made it to the surface without sharing gas even.
Not sure how they define "experienced" but she:
Started the dive overweighted
Ran out of gas (not positive it was poor planning or some other unknown issue caused it)
didn't inflate her BC or accidentally deflated it
Husband didn't inflate her BC
She didn't ditch her weight and her husband didn't either.
At least 5 different problems on this dive and none of them were "emergencies" per se. If they had just managed 1 or 2 of these issues her drowning would in all likelihood been avoided.