Never Dive Alone! The gentleman in the video called us a few weeks prior and was interested in diving with us in North Carolina. He was from Rhode Island and had been diving for 30+ years and had never had an incident. In the video, we were diving in 45 feet and this was probably the 8th dive of the day. He had appeared extremely relaxed and showed no sign of fatigue. His total dive time was around 1:15. As you can see in the video while returning to the surface, he indicated the first sign of a loss of motor control which is the loss of airway. Bubbles. This happened twice and I immediately turned off the camera and swam in for the rescue. With his head above water, protecting the airway, he was back around within about 15 seconds. Our first real life, real scenerio blackout. An eye opener for everyone envolved. Fortunate for him he was diving with Ashley and I. Another example of the importance of the dive buddy.
Ren Chapman
Evolvefreediving.com

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