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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Don't Die Diving!  (Read 1083 times)

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BigJim

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Yeah....using the lee side of a rock is good in theory, but the rock has to be small enough that you can get around to the other side...before the next set comes...

I treat wash rocks/islands/pinnacles/cliffs etc with caution and each situation is really different...sometimes on calm days you can get right next to wash rocks and explore, but some days you really just need to stay the hell away from them...

No substitute really IMO for water time and experience and knowing your limits, keeping an eye on conditions/forecast, and ideally having an idea of the layout of the shore/rocks etc where you are at...

Even the best diver can get caught in situations that can get ugly quick...experience will hopefully allow you to get back home safe and sound, even if you get hurt....like my friend Jim Okumoto did...he limps now, but he's alive.

Dive safe everyone!

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Sincerely,

Jim

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BigJim

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Here's a pic of my head from a few years ago...came up from checking out a crack under an overhang and forgot about the overhang...

Saw stars and lucky I didn't knock myself out...

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

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Mienboy

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That guy is a regular you tuber,after this vid he posted another one about how easy it was to get his last mits of abs
My biggest worry is that my wife(when I'm dead)will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it


crash

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That guy is a regular you tuber,after this vid he posted another one about how easy it was to get his last mits of abs

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.


4est

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It's people like this that has made treasure hunting very good!
Found more gear next to cliffs and wash rocks. Weight belts, knives, flashlights, ab irons, got a spear gun off the Mendo Headlands.



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DG

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It's people like this that has made treasure hunting very good!
Found more gear next to cliffs and wash rocks. Weight belts, knives, flashlights, ab irons, got a spear gun off the Mendo Headlands.
But if you are at the same spot as people like this......... wouldn't that make you one of them. 

I have found lots of gear period.  I have also lost gear even when I didn't do anything dangerous.  Like when a caribeaner broke or I just let something slip out of my hand but it was to cloudy to find.
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