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Got information about a Norwegian dying while scuba-diving in Malapascua December 24.

 

Does anyone have any information about what happened ?

 

 

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I was told when there that a tourist died there before(not this one).

 

An unofficial diver took her out diving, apparently she got caught in a whirlpool and died somehow( dont understand it myself, but im not a diver).

 

There's lots of unofficial divers guides there offering very cheap dives. The habble habble driver I used(for travel on the island) & rented a bike off of, was offering to take me out(im not trained, but i didnt get the impression that that was a problem).

 

Best to pay the proper price, and get a proper guide/instructor, and of course be licenced beforehand.

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This is what happens when you cut corners and try to save a bit of cash,diminishing safety. It's kinda like flying Clark to Hkg on a paper airplane :biggrin_01: Most reputable scuba instructors will show you a valid license! If they dont then choose you casket ahead of time. Being a Master instructor myself I see many of these things happening when people sign up for courses with so called instructors with little or no training. My condolences go out to his family

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I heard this first from one of the guys family, posting on a norwegian forum, asking for details.

 

I have seen all the articles in the norwegian papers, and it was allso in the tv-news here in Norway.

 

But, in the tv-news they told that 3 guys died.

 

Dont know if that is true.

 

If someone have any links to philippino news-articles it would be fine.

 

I know a few divemasters up in Malapascua, and hope they are fine.

 

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If its 3 divers dead, that would be very odd.

 

Also, there's no doctors on the island, just 3 midwives(reduced from 5), who act as doctors/nurses/temp. hospitals.

 

One of them is related to my wife, and she says it madness!!

 

There was a resort owner there(cant remember nationality, but continental europe) anyway, he slipped and fell on some tiles. Broke his back, he couldnt be moved, but after 3 days it was decided that they had no choice, he went on a pump boat, then a long road journey to a hospital(something like 4 hours). He died a few days later in hospital.

 

At the same time, I really cant recommend this island enough. One of my favourite places in the Philippines!! Bit of a contradiction, but hey, we're all used to that here.

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Interesting why he would of brought a tank containing 100% oxygen down to depth.

 

I wish I understood what that means??

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I wish I understood what that means??

 

Looks like he made a mistake, too much oxygen partial pressure will kill you; you can breathe 100% at the surface but about 1.6 bar and you're in real danger of oxygen toxicity.

 

Even EAN50 is pretty rich really, must not have been a deep dive, or those were just the ascent bottles?

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Looks like he made a mistake, too much oxygen partial pressure will kill you; you can breathe 100% at the surface but about 1.6 bar and you're in real danger of oxygen toxicity.

 

Even EAN50 is pretty rich really, must not have been a deep dive, or those were just the ascent bottles?

 

 

Eh..Em..Oh. yeaaa...em..eh...huh ???? B)

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Eh..Em..Oh. yeaaa...em..eh...huh ???? B)

 

 

Google Oxygen Toxicity

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I think he took the mixing tank vice the decompression tank. How he did that is beyond me. Why would they be in the same size and not colored to prevent that. Normally your Oxygen tank is green stripped.

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