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Old 08-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #16
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Re: "Am I going to die?" Roaming gnome goes deep.

Great report Chris... and awesome fish Keith!
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #17
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Re: "Am I going to die?" Roaming gnome goes deep.

Financial Advis good story. Sounds like you had agreat time and learned from your adventures.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #18
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That fish is huge.Congrates
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #19
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Re: "Am I going to die?" Roaming gnome goes deep.

Amazing how the air disappears down there. I remember a while back dropping with a light filled 100cu. ft tank for a quick look at a wreck that I usually have at least a 130cu. for. Turns out there were a couple more fish down there than the bottom finder had lead me to believe. Before I knew it I had racked up deco starting at 40ft. Looked down and saw 1100#'s on the gauge and said to myself "cool...time for this one more grouper". Two minutes later grouper on my stringer, check gas and I'm at 800#'s. Holy crap....I pivot to check above me for a leak that I might be oblivious to. Nope, everything appeared normal (I hastily head for my first stop trying to figure out what was wrong), damn glad I had a 30cu. ft pony on my back for insurance. By the time I got to my stop I was well below what I would have like to have safely been. Figured out right then (duhhh) that a 130 @ 1100 gives you quite a bit more time than a 100 @ 1100. Like you said Chris, things happen real fast at depth. Amazing how Murphy can sneak up on you so quickly, especially when your not prepared to be where you are!
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“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #21
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Hey that's a fun story, thx Miner Marcus
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