Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Oregon

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Re: Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Ore

Post by Dusty2 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:34 pm

In such a situation as that my only assessment would relate to whether or not I have the resources to act with reasonable odds of a successful rescue. That is the main thing rescue class thought me. Don't drown the rescuer! :BDub:

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Re: Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Ore

Post by Joshua Smith » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:57 pm

I have to agree with the sentiment that ditching weights at the surface isn't emphasized enough. I WAS taught to do it, but don't remember ever doing it in class, although I may have forgotten. My point is that lots of divers don't even think of doing it when they get into trouble. It should maybe be emphasized more, because it can solve a whole lot of problems a newer diver might encounter.
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Re: Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Ore

Post by CaptnJack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:11 am

Joshua Smith wrote:I have to agree with the sentiment that ditching weights at the surface isn't emphasized enough. I WAS taught to do it, but don't remember ever doing it in class, although I may have forgotten. My point is that lots of divers don't even think of doing it when they get into trouble. It should maybe be emphasized more, because it can solve a whole lot of problems a newer diver might encounter.


I'm the same way. Probably to this day even. Its just not part of my gut/intuitive reactions, on the surface or otherwise.
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