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Off Topic sort of, but is relevant to saturation diving watches and helium escape valves.
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Zeb
May 12, 2018 11:24AM
An interesting article about saturation diving, and a horrifying accident.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-a-saturation-diver

The most horrifying saturation diving accident:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident

Link to an image of the remains of the diver who was forced through a 24" diameter opening by the explosive decompression. Not for the squeamish, so I'm not putting the picture on the forum. View at your own risk.
https://www.documentingreality.com/forum/attachments/f237/581590d1415139828-pictures-byford-dolphin-diving-bell-accident-byforddolphindeathpicture.jpg



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Off Topic sort of, but is relevant to saturation diving watches and helium escape valves. Jpeg Attachments Zeb 135 May 12, 2018 11:24AM
Wow, horrible accidents. I love being underwater, but not like that. (n/t) Mike D 75 May 13, 2018 07:02AM
Yeah, It's good to be able to get out of the water without having to wait days to decompress. (n/t) Zeb 79 May 13, 2018 09:15AM
The first link was enough to remember how crazy a job that is. ......... Robmks 88 May 12, 2018 03:23PM
It's not just the confined space, but the fact that you can't just leave if you want. (n/t) Zeb 77 May 13, 2018 09:16AM
So, you don't like long plane rides? From my country to yours, easily 8,5 hours... Wink (n/t) James T. Kirk© 70 May 13, 2018 01:59PM
Barely tolerable. Flying is a pain. (n/t) Zeb 72 May 13, 2018 02:08PM
Just imagine flying to Australia. For me it's booooring and tiresome... James T. Kirk© 79 May 14, 2018 02:09AM
Re: But no amount would get me down there. James T. Kirk© 77 May 13, 2018 02:34AM
Oh, I don't know. I've love it underwater.Smile (n/t) jhargrave 80 May 13, 2018 04:42AM
I agree. I'm not too claustrophobic, but that is way too confined for me! (n/t) Zeb 75 May 12, 2018 03:49PM
I'm not opening the links... James T. Kirk© 82 May 12, 2018 01:43PM
That's why I wouldn't post anything gruesome on this website. You don't need to see it if you don't want to. Smile Zeb 79 May 12, 2018 02:02PM
I appreciate that, my friend. Thumbs Up (n/t) James T. Kirk© 73 May 13, 2018 02:32AM



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