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Venio
08-05-2007, 00:13
Well, I believe that many of you have heard of the famous Blue Hole, in Dahab, Egypt. The Arch is know for being also one of the deadliest spots for divers, claimed the lives of more then 70 divers. The ache is located at a depth of 180 ft (55m) and is long 100 ft (30m).

While I was browsing Youtube I stumbled across some amazing videos that I'd like to share with you.

The first one features a cheap diver who decided to save some money and uses only wetsuit, mask and fins.

WOW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK6w0T-9l3M)

The next video features a diver much cheaper then even the previous one! He doesn't even have wetsuit or fins! (Larry do something for this poor guy ;))

WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrXQbucZUDA)

thor
08-05-2007, 00:29
Wow, amazing vidoes. Want to see a real eye opener. Go to the link below. SCARY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejQPUyeNiY&mode=related&search=

94GTStang
08-05-2007, 00:29
My god those are some amazing free dives. Mucho respect

Venio
08-05-2007, 00:45
Wow, amazing vidoes. Want to see a real eye opener. Go to the link below. SCARY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejQPUyeNiY&mode=related&search=

There's been a research on the reasons for all those dead accidents there. In a nutshell, most of the diver involved in those accidents were on air and single tank. As stated in my earlier post the depths are beyond the recreational limits, and require mixed breathing gas or at least double tanks.

Here is the site (http://www.blueholeproject.com/) of the Blue Hole Project from which you can get more info.

94GTStang
08-05-2007, 01:35
Wow, amazing vidoes. Want to see a real eye opener. Go to the link below. SCARY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejQPUyeNiY&mode=related&search=

so that guy was at 300 feet?

Venio
08-05-2007, 01:48
Wow, amazing vidoes. Want to see a real eye opener. Go to the link below. SCARY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejQPUyeNiY&mode=related&search=

so that guy was at 300 feet?

Yes! He was found at 100+ meters depth.

94GTStang
08-05-2007, 02:08
Wow, amazing vidoes. Want to see a real eye opener. Go to the link below. SCARY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejQPUyeNiY&mode=related&search=

so that guy was at 300 feet?

Yes! He was found at 100+ meters depth.

jesus that's crazy. I wonder how they got him.

Venio
08-05-2007, 02:19
Dead diver recovery from the Blue hole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr5doYH5dXc)

94GTStang
08-05-2007, 02:26
Wow... that's crazy how all his stuff came undone...

Venio
08-05-2007, 02:33
The guy got narced. Read the site of the Blue Hole Project (http://www.blueholeproject.com/). It explains well what to do in order to have a safe dive at that location.

deepdiver47
08-05-2007, 07:45
Stuff like this is crazy. I mean what is the point? To say that you did it? Then what is the next hurdle?

To be honest I think it gives diving a bad name. It makes the headlines and gives diving a bad name. I think it is a bit irresponsible.

cyclical
08-05-2007, 13:33
I don't think I can hold my breath much longer than 30-40 seconds.

Black-Gorrilla
08-05-2007, 16:48
that free diver makes me cringe!!

cyclical
08-05-2007, 16:51
that free diver makes me cringe!!
Can't hold your breath that long either ehh?






On a more serious note.... doesn't holding your breath like that kill braincells or something?

DirtyWaterIL
08-05-2007, 17:01
I'd be too afraid I'd pass out. the closest thing i do to freediving is swimming to the bottom of the pool.

paintballindivr
08-05-2007, 17:04
im surprised more people havnt lost their lives doing that. that is crazy i would basejump before i would do that

94GTStang
08-05-2007, 17:23
I think it looks like fun. I don't believe I would be good with it though. Heck, I already have trouble staying down long with a tank

Venio
08-05-2007, 18:01
I think you guys missed the point here. The people that die at the Blue Hole are not free divers but SCUBA divers.

Deepdiver47, good that not all people think like you, otherwise we would still be riding buggies. :smiley2:

kevinj1
08-05-2007, 18:11
that is some of the craziest videos I have seen. It really makes me appreciate the responsibility that goes along with such a great sport. I am still in shock...

JugglingMonkeys
08-05-2007, 19:55
I think you guys missed the point here. The people that die at the Blue Hole are not free divers but SCUBA divers.


exactly!

here's the difference:

Trubridge:
1. knew what he was doing.
2. was highly disciplined. Just watch his hand movements as he swims.
3. had a back-up team (buddies) around him.

if scuba divers would do the above three, they would not die either!

Black-Gorrilla
08-05-2007, 20:35
very true. anything out there has some dangers to it... but as long as you do it right, with responsibility, all the death #'s would be pretty low im sure!

cummings66
08-05-2007, 21:58
I liked the second link in the first post, amazing. Crazy too.

What was the style kick he used? I also noticed what I always thought would happen, once you get so deep you just start dropping and don't need anymore help. Coming back up is where the work is.

Black-Gorrilla
08-05-2007, 22:01
that guy that did blue hole in one, also did 9 minute 4sec static breath holding... and 186m (something like that) freedive (the weights, and balloon type)

JugglingMonkeys
08-05-2007, 22:02
I also noticed what I always thought would happen, once you get so deep you just start dropping and don't need anymore help.

why is this?

cummings66
08-06-2007, 07:05
Your body's airspace compresses and loses buoyancy. I've always noticed when skin diving that you reach a depth and have little trouble staying there verses near the surface.

What I wasn't sure of completely was the fact that you would become so negative that you'd sink that fast. Now I know.

JugglingMonkeys
08-06-2007, 12:14
his lungs must be very tough to withstand this, without adding more air!

kyfriedchipper
11-16-2007, 23:17
Those single breath dives are amazing - those guys really have a set

mitsuguy
11-17-2007, 10:32
I liked the second link in the first post, amazing. Crazy too.

What was the style kick he used? I also noticed what I always thought would happen, once you get so deep you just start dropping and don't need anymore help. Coming back up is where the work is.

that is a real frog kick... the one you learn when you competitively swim... not the same frog kick as done with fins and gear on...

2:30 seconds to swim that... hmmm... I used to be able to hold my breath for 4 minutes stationary... might need to start practicing again :) I've swam 100 yards underwater, straight line, single breath... I really can't wait to get into warm blue water again... i've gotta start some of this freediving...

freediver
11-17-2007, 11:22
2:30 seconds to swim that... hmmm... I used to be able to hold my breath for 4 minutes stationary... might need to start practicing again :) I've swam 100 yards underwater, straight line, single breath... I really can't wait to get into warm blue water again... i've gotta start some of this freediving...
With a bit of training discipline and some decent technique, you would be absolutely amazed at what you can do! Infact, many have thrown out the most difficult barrier to overcome...the mental barrier. It is correct, however, if you tell yourself you can't do something, in all likelihood, you can't.
I had tuberculosis as an infant and a morbid fear of water as a child. Today, at 42, I teach scuba & freediving and have a max breath hold just over 6 minutes. C'mon guys, don't tell me what can't be done because I'll prove that you can. By the way, there is no better way to enhance your comfort with scuba than to have strong freediving skills!

Zyxistal
11-17-2007, 11:23
The things people will do.

freediver
11-17-2007, 13:12
The things people will do.
heh, yea like that Cousteau and Gagnan duo that attempted to breathe from a cylinder of compressed air sixty years ago. What were those knuckleheads thinking! :smiley36:

gibson1525
11-17-2007, 16:06
that is amazing, i'd love to dive this someday. freediving it is definitely out of my reach tough.

mm2002
11-17-2007, 22:39
It just blows my mind. I have no idea how those guys do it. Bravo!!