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August 2013    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 28, No. 8   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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There Are Dives . . .

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In the former, it is surprising that some divers sur¬vive. This is because of extreme depth, absurd diving times or hostile surroundings. Indeed, there are subjects who dive to more than 200 meters, for more than 12 hours, inside dark caves, carrying lots of ironware. And paradoxically, while surfacing, they do not feel relief that they are still alive, but they are already planning the next dive, even deeper, even longer, always challenging.

In the latter, it is surprising that a diver dies: The water is warm and clean, the body is healthy and the technical equipment works fine. But something happens and things go so badly that the diver will not have any opportunity to work out the lesson. Death comes....

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