<font color='#810541'>Hear hear!!! As a recently qualified newbie (who couldn`t get any more excited about his new hobby if he tried), i`m finding it a bit distressing in the last few months with all the recent incidents. Not second guessing my decision to enjoy this amazing sport, just finding all these incidents worrying
<font color='#810541'>just seen another incident being reported here! Thankfully, because the dive community is a tight bunch of people, the reason and why fors, is never reported too far after an incident, which can only make the sport safer for those who take notice of such reports, which can only be for the good surely?
I can confirm that in a rescue, organised by Clyde Coastguard, a rescue Seaking from HMS Gannet based at RNAS Prestwick, yesterday transported a diver exhibiting signs of DCI from Furnace, Loch Fyne to Millport Hyperbaric Unit. The casualty received treatment and was transferred to the Lady Margaret Hospital.
glad to hear the chap is ok we were diving at furnace quarry and had spoken briefly to the guys who had just dived the wreck as we were packing up to move onto the furnace inn for soup and hot chocolate one of the guys buddies asked if we had oxygen. we did and gave it freely. so god forbid anything happening to any divers out there dont be afraid to ask for help from others divers we all now the risks and would like to think that we would all help each other in an incident once again im glad hes ok.
rob34 dont let these stories put you off as unfortunately you will probably hear more in the next few months as divers that havent been in the water over the winter get back in and dive deep and long not realising there not dive fit it takes time after a lay off to resume previous dive profiles
Don't let it put you off Rob, it's a great hobby. I'd logged over 5,000 dives (recreation and commercial) before my carcase decided to pack it in for me (leg troubles, not DCI
). Now I just repair you/train you/rescue you.
It's great that a site such as this has people on it who are prepared to talk about sport induced illness's, not be censured for becoming ill, and remove fear of treatment from those who are destined to become chamber customers. The largest amount of damage is caused by denial.
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