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Old 05-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Youngster dies at Dean's Blue Hole Bahamas.. RIP

This is truly tragic. 19 years old..... It could have been avoided and saved the grief and agony his family and friends will suffer the rest of their lives.

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2012/...n-at-bluehole/

Here is a video of him diving to 70ft alone at Dean's Blue hole, Bahamas (this is not the video of his death... that wouldn't be respectful or ethical).

Gopro Goes To The Worlds Deepest Blue Hole - YouTube
BUDDY SYSTEM!!! Please think before you dive alone or non buddy system. Yes, you may be dead but the ones left behind will be the ones that suffer...

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

Thats very sad to hear. RIP.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

Very tragic. So young. rip.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

What a loss of potential. Breaks my heart.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

A terrible, tragic loss. RIP Theron.

Please do not dive alone. Learn to effectively manage the risks in freediving/spearfishing. Blackout is insidious and indiscriminate; it claims the lives of novices and experts, from old to young, as the statistics reveal.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

A true tragedy.. The saddest part of all is that Theron actually posted on spearboard asking for advice. Myself, Sasha58 and several others warned him about the way he was diving and give him suggestions on how to be safe... It crushed me to hear the news of his death.

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=142863

This should be a wake-up call for all of us. This sport is deadly if not practiced properly. Follow the FREE advice on Divewise.org or take a class. Make the investment. It is a very small price to pay to become educated in freediving.

I wish everyone a very safe diving season.

Peace, Errol

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

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A true tragedy.. The saddest part of all is that Theron actually posted on spearboard asking for advice. Myself, Sasha58 and several others warned him about the way he was diving and give him suggestions on how to be safe... It crushed me to hear the news of his death.

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=142863

This should be a wake-up call for all of us. This sport is deadly if not practiced properly. Follow the FREE advice on Divewise.org or take a class. Make the investment. It is a very small price to pay to become educated in freediving.

I wish everyone a very safe diving season.

Peace, Errol
wow its numbing to read the thread and see all the warnings... Spearboard members had the right idea stressing safety!! this is a tragedy for everyone to learn from!!! its sad to see this happen to someone who was working on improving the safety of his diving

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

He has passed on to his next journey and taught us all with a lesson with his death. Let's all focus on teaching one another with our lives. Don't dive unless you are observed by a trained safety. Practice safety training including blackout rescues in the water.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #10
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RIP Bro ...
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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

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A true tragedy.. The saddest part of all is that Theron actually posted on spearboard asking for advice. Myself, Sasha58 and several others warned him about the way he was diving and give him suggestions on how to be safe... It crushed me to hear the news of his death.

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=142863

This should be a wake-up call for all of us. This sport is deadly if not practiced properly. Follow the FREE advice on Divewise.org or take a class. Make the investment. It is a very small price to pay to become educated in freediving.

I wish everyone a very safe diving season.

Peace, Errol
I had a feeling when hearing "youngster" and "Bahamas" it was the same guy that started that thread a few months ago looking for advice.. 19 years old....
Dam it... so sad. RIP man

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Re: Youngster dies at Dean's Blue hold Bahamas.. RIP

Rip so sad and young
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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He has passed on to his next journey and taught us all with a lesson with his death. Let's all focus on teaching one another with our lives. Don't dive unless you are observed by a trained safety. Practice safety training including blackout rescues in the water.
A great tip from a wise man!
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #14
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Very sad. RIP
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This is so sad, rest in peace.
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