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Old 07-04-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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Going Deep for Freedom Day

Today I crossed off a goal from the bucket list. I descended to the bottom of a platform in the channel. Deepest I have ever been in my life. Super stoked!

Too dark for the gopro to see at bottom, need a flashlight next time. Some cool fish seen and monster scallops taken. Ill need to bring a polespear when I hit it again.
https://youtu.be/qjD18EVqog8
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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Damn, that's crazy. Nobody threw any wrenches at you? Haha
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:03 PM   #3
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So that was a solo scuba dive to 200 ft on a 13 cu-ft pony bottle?
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:57 PM   #4
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Nice! What was your total dive time?
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:03 PM   #5
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Re: Going Deep for Freedom Day

Cool...you trying to stab that sheep? Lol
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:15 PM   #6
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Breathing air?
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:56 PM   #7
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Cool video but seemed really sketchy. Please don't kill yourself out there.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:27 PM   #8
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Dude, quit tearing off monster scallops and wasting them please.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:16 PM   #9
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Not going after the big scallop he dropped after coming up from 200ft on air was the smartest thing he did in the entire video
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:01 PM   #10
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Try not to make a habit of doing that, unless your bucket list is really short.
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Not going after the big scallop he dropped after coming up from 200ft on air was the smartest thing he did in the entire video
I'm saying don't F#$% up in the first place and tear out monster scallops

Try using an ab bar
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:00 PM   #12
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Re: Going Deep for Freedom Day

If it aint sketch it aint fun!

Yup I was breathing air from a steel 130, carrying the pony bottle as a backup. Ended up only using half my tank, total dive time was about 45min.

It was a bounce dive, hit bottom then come back to 100ft then hang out at 40,30,20 ect. Exceeded the tables so having extra nitrogen in the body not really an issue.

Oxygen toxicity would be the main concern but 200ft is 7 atmospheres. 7x.21% o2 in air means I'm breathing 1.47bar o2 at depth. They say 1.4-1.6 is the limit but in reality a calm healthy competent diver can breath much denser o2 without any problems.

Don't worry, I'm a professional

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Edit: Exposure time is a big factor for oxygen toxicity as well. Its relatively safe to visit 200ft, just not to hang out too long!
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:39 PM   #13
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Oxygen toxicity would be the main concern but 200ft is 7 atmospheres. 7x.21% o2 in air means I'm breathing 1.47bar o2 at depth. They say 1.4-1.6 is the limit but in reality a calm healthy competent diver can breath much denser o2 without any problems.

I'm not a tech diver or anything, so forgive my ignorance, but I was more wondering about going batty from nitrogen narcosis. A lot of divers seen to have problems when they pass the 150' mark, but I guess it's not till you're 250 or 300' that you start getting loopy and yanking your regulator out of your mouth before you die.

Anyways, that takes some serious stones, and is way more dangerous than 99.9% of freedivers' dives. Cool effort.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:22 AM   #14
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Re: Going Deep for Freedom Day

Oh yea I was way lit past 150. Its very much the same feeling as from laughing gas (N02).

I have heard that some people may be more or less susceptible at any given depth. I had the advantage of being narked before so I knew what to expect.

Personally I have enough familiarity with my gear and awareness of what the dangers are to be comfortable getting buzzed, all the more fun!

The reason I held my pony bottle instead of attaching it to me somehow was I wanted to keep my gear consistent with what I was used to. Once you start strapping all kinds of "safety equipment" you open up the potential for unforseen hazards. I hardly ever dive with a knife anymore having gotten snagged in kelp or broken a strap ect.

If your at 200ft or 20 the mentality is the same: Don't panic!
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I'm saying don't F#$% up in the first place and tear out monster scallops

Try using an ab bar
I'd agree with that.

Cool video though.
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