“Lessons for Life - Dive Accidents, Close Calls and How You Can Avoid Them”, the original ground breaking column by Michael Ange has a NEW HOME & A NEW NAME!
“Diver Down: SCUBA Accidents & How You Can Survive Them” is the same ground breaking column that I developed and wrote at SCUBA Diving Magazine. It was SDM’s #1 column from 2001 until early 2009 and now it has a new home at SEAduction.com. Due to differing goals for the column I decided not to accept the new SDM publisher’s offer of a contract renewal last January. So SDM is publishing a knock-off of the column but you can still get the original at www.seaduction.com .
SEAduction.com is also the new home for my popular columns on training and the host for our cutting edge training and travel events. This is a dynamic site with routine updates from cutting edge pros like world famous photo pro Don Tipton and David Ulloa of the Quest Sunken Warships TV show (military history channel). So stop by and check us out, stay a while and tell us what you think. While you are there you can post comments directly to our contributors and they will respond to you in our forum! Come see why we are The Fun Site for Serious Divers at SEAduction.com.
See this excerpt from our November ’10 Edition
Diver Down: Certified Ignorance
DM leads a junior diver to the depths of disaster
Diver Down: Dive Accidents, Close Calls and How You Can Avoid Them
Each Diver Down case presented on Seaduction.com is written by the author of “Lessons for Life” the #1 column at SCUBA Diving Magazine from 2001-2009. Each case is based on a real incident that has been thoroughly investigated through official sources and the accounts of participants and witnesses. Names and some minor details have been changed to protect victims and their families.
By Michael Ange
The divers had been missing for some time but the site was small so there were only a few options for their location and all of them were in the cavern or cave. The missing diver was only 15 and knew better than to go into the cavern yet the conclusion was obvious. Mike was dangerously low on gas but he thought there was a chance for a rescue if he went in now, if he waited the chances dropped dramatically with each minute. Swimming through the opening and nearing the bottom he encountered billowing clouds of dark silt. He had only minutes of gas left as he tied the line and swept the cavern, finding the diver on his second pass, laying motionless on the bottom.
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