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Is This My Last Scuba Dive? Will I Get Out Alive? (Part 2)

We tied up to one of the permanent bouys fastened to anchor chains around the back of Cooke Island, the powerful outboard engines were shut down and we started kitting up. There were 8 divers, so we were divided up into two groups with two dive leaders for each group. The Dive Plan The other group's dive plan was to go half way around the island following the perimeter where the sand meets the rock, and return when they got down to 100 bar. (a scuba tank has around 210 bar when you leave the dive boat) Our dive plan was to head away from the Island (due east?) and go down around 20 … [Read More...]

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