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Old 03-12-2013, 15:54   #1
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Unbelievable rescue

This was posted on a Cave Diving website I frequent. Sort of self explanatory, I don't understand why they were saturation diving at only 100 ft, but helium is why the diver sounds so funny
Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship's Unlikely Rescue [VIDEO]
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Re: Unbelievable rescue

Started a thread on this too but your video is much better. That diver is one cool cucumber!
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Started a thread on this too but your video is much better. That diver is one cool cucumber!
Sorry about that, didn't know. It's the guy who was rescued that I think had it together. When the diver first pops up, you see the survivor shaking his head. Imagine after three days in total darkness where your mind would be. With no way of telling time you wouldn't know if it had been days, or weeks, plus he had to know he was dead, just waiting for it, who could ever think there could be a possibility of rescue?
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Re: Unbelievable rescue

Saturation diving can make a lot of sense at any depth...even 100 feet. No real need for the helium at 100 ft. though.
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I guess, maybe. I cave dive usually for a little over an hour average depth around 100' on 32% Nitrox. I have a deco obligation of about 5 min on 100% O2 at 20 ft. Five min. of deco is nothing, a safety stop is three min.
I have to assume these guys were coming off a deep job already saturated, Helium cost me around .40 cents a cubic ft. My SAC rate is .67 swimming, so at 300' or so breathing 10/70 I'm going through about $2 a minute of helium. Helium ain't cheap, so I don't understand it's use either on this job, unless maybe they were coming off a deep job?
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Re: Unbelievable rescue

Yes, I gotta admit I cried like a little girl when the diver realized he is alive and they grasp hands. That is one tough man
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Re: Unbelievable rescue

Its the cook that always seems to make it. Must be Karma.
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I guess, maybe. I cave dive usually for a little over an hour average depth around 100' on 32% Nitrox. I have a deco obligation of about 5 min on 100% O2 at 20 ft. Five min. of deco is nothing, a safety stop is three min.
I have to assume these guys were coming off a deep job already saturated, Helium cost me around .40 cents a cubic ft. My SAC rate is .67 swimming, so at 300' or so breathing 10/70 I'm going through about $2 a minute of helium. Helium ain't cheap, so I don't understand it's use either on this job, unless maybe they were coming off a deep job?
From what I've read of this rescue, that was the case. Those divers were servicing the nearby oil rigs. At least in the article I read.
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