Error diving: Soloauchen

Error analysis: Solo dives should always be avoided, even if a third diver is present. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Error analysis: Solo dives should always be avoided, even if a third diver is present. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Bug analysis: Sometimes the buddy team joins a third party. It becomes problematic when the "relaxed buddy" turns out to be a convinced solo diver. You should avoid this error when diving.

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The moderately experienced Diver Sabine H. and her husband diving newbie Norbert are looking forward to their 40-meter deep dive in the former quarry Brasshausen. At today's club dive she wants to accompany the silver certified diver Ralph. As the most experienced in the league Ralph should dive in advance. They are doing a short briefing in complete equipment in the shallow water and decide roughly to dive to the nearby wall. At the pontoon submerged, everything is still going according to plan.

But Ralph rushes straight to 40 meters, while the couple is even flatter with the inexperienced husband. Arriving down, they notice that the air supply is rapidly dwindling. The diver So I want to go to the right, because it's faster up there again. The experienced Ralph wants to stay low on the left. The excitement rises and her bottle empties. The diver swims to Ralph to signal him to break off the dive, Ralph stops for a moment and agrees.

Plan the next dive trip now - using a dive trip catalog. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Plan the next dive trip now - using a dive trip catalog. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

The diver points to her husband Norbert, now to start the ascent. Norbert then turns and whirls plenty of sediment. The situation is delicate: the reason is churned up and the wall is clearly removed, so that the three divers have to make an open water climb in bad visibility. Norbert stays behind with his wife, who then waves him up to her so that they can make their safety stop at eye level. The rise of the three divers succeeds more badly than right. Arrived at the surface, give yourself the okay sign, You may be glad to have survived this dive unscathed.

Error 1: The trio makes the briefing right before the descent. A briefing should be made prior to putting on the equipment to discuss dive planning and potential issues in detail. Error 2: Ralph dives on his own and does not pay any attention to his buddies. For dives for three it is even more importantto stay close to each other. Error 3: When they appear, the three remain far apart. It is better to stay within reach to help the other divers with difficulties or to get support yourself.

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.