Re: Ever built a Hookah?
Yes indeed. I was on a dive in Fla. and was alone so the divemaster on the boat assigned me a buddy. Along with us were 2 women from Montreal, obviously a couple & experienced divers. After being down a while, I noticed that the 2 women were often separated & that one was obviously upset with her partner - as one kept swimming off & leaving her buddy (the one who seemed upset). My buddy was fine - good diver & stayed in visual range at all times. About 25 min. in, the woman who had seemed upset started waving frantically at her partner - but the partner was 50' away & oblivious. I signaled to my buddy to go to the "missing" buddy while I went to the woman in trouble. He flashed me the OK & took off. I went over to the struggling woman & realized she was out of air. I handed her my mouthpiece & grabbed my pony tank reg. She immediately (well after 3 or 4 deep breaths) calmed down & hung on to my BC strap. I signaled us up & we made a simple controlled ascent - including a short stop @ 10'.
Originally Posted by Phil Y
We got back to the boat & she thanked me, the captain thanked me & we waited for the others to come up. A few minutes later my buddy & the other woman came up & she immediate started yelling at him about making her come to the surface. The woman I had helped yelled at her to STFU & get on the boat (I know that much French ). She did & immediately started getting really chewed out.
Anyway, the rest of the divers came up with the divemaster (who had problems rounding everyone up) & we headed on to the next dive site. The 2 women were told that they were not going down & my buddy & I were told that there'd be no charge for the trip. I'll take a wild guess that the 2 split up before getting back to Montreal...
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