What is the scariest thing that has happened to you or someone you know while diving?

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asked Oct 10, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

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answered Oct 10, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
selected Oct 10, 2017 by Cvet
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Had an incident during My owd course. I failed to get My mask back on. And keept nocking My regulator out of My own mouth. Trying to get the mask back on again. The paniked and went for the surfice. My instruktor keept holding on to me.... Got the mask back on and the regulater back in My mouth with one hand. While hanging in the middle of nothing. Dont rember how i did it. But took me some time to get read for dive nr 2
commented Oct 10, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Glad it worked out. During our training in Monterey bay when my wife took of her mask and the cold water hit her face she bolted to the surface. That was probably 300 dives ago. Now she dive ever other weekend at a aquarium.
commented Oct 11, 2017 by Jimstans (30 points)
It is amazing. As a Padi instructor I see this all the time. I warn students this is the worst skill they will go through. It is also the most used. The best thing a new diver can do is get used to having the mask off.
commented Oct 11, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Why.... And why often. Will the mask Come All offentlige during a dive???
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answered Nov 20, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Left Jules Undersea habitat with an empty tank and tank valve got caught on an anchor line. Almost bought the farm in a mere 30' of water.
commented Nov 20, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Glad it all worked out. The problem is people think this only going to happen in deep water. Not the case for sure.
commented Nov 20, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Yes. I had a number of other scary situations, working for Cousteau. However this one was oddly the scariest...
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