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June 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Have Dive Accidents and Fatalities Increased?

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Dear Undercurrent,

In Undercurrent (p. 17 - April 22), Bret Gilliam stated, "The rate of accidents and fatalities has dramatically increased." That's not only impossible to determine but simply untrue.

Using the phrase "the rate of" requires us to know both how many of something exists and what the total was. In terms of diving, that means we'd have to know the number of fatalities (which we generally do know) and the number of dives made over the period that produced the fatalities. THAT'S the number we don't know....


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