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Big plan, many failure points

Discussion in 'Near Misses and Lessons Learned' started by fsardone, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. fsardone

    fsardone Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Hello,
    first here in Italy variation is very small almost negligible (from a few prime to a whole degree east).
    To convert from true north to magnetic north use the east is least west is best (subtract east variation from true and add west).
    To calculate how much you would be off you can use the 1:60 rule. For each degree every 60 lenght of distance you are off by one for each degree:
    600 meters, 1 degree 10 meter off. Just a few quick items for mental navigation.

    Now, I am going to post the video of the dive. Very nice wreck indeed. Enjoy and thanks for all of your suggestions.
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    My first thought was why you didn't just ascend along the shot line, especially with a boat waiting for you. If necessary, you could always scooter at the end of the dive toward shore.
     
  3. fsardone

    fsardone Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    By the time we separated we already had scootered 10 minutes .... so the shotline was long gone ....
     
  4. electric_diver

    electric_diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    It is vastly different on a scooter. If viz is 50 feet it only takes seconds for the team to be separated far beyond visible range.

    One thing that has worked is to put a strobe on the back of the diver leading. It increases the range at which visual contact can be kept.
     
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  5. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    So I am pretty new and never scootered.

    I have a newbie question: can’t you scooter while using a spool if you lock it with the double ender ? Is it too flimsy when you’ll pick up speed ?
     
  6. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

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    You can. Sometimes the drag makes it tough to hold on to though.
     
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  7. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    Nice video.

    I have two questions: what is the metal bar across the divers butt d ring?
    And what temperature is the water there at 60m?
     
  8. fsardone

    fsardone Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Rome, Italy
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    The bar is a seat for long distance scootering in order to relieve pressure from between your legs ... and move it on your butt.
    Water at 60 is about 16, used to be 14 but the Med is warming up, unfortunately for the ecosystem.
     
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