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Old 05-26-2015, 12:03 PM   #1
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Spearfishing on the Chevron reef, I shot a wounded amberjack. My fatal error is that I thought he was almost dead...I underestimated him and we got tangled up, tangling my hose and pulling out my regulator at 100 feet deep. Also there's some video of me playing with sharks at the YDT-14.

Now before everybody gets all high and mighty telling me what I should have done...I do have an octo, before this incident happened, I let it dangle freely behind me. It takes me a few seconds to find it sometimes. I made a split-second decision to buddy breathe until I found my primary. I thought I would be able to easily find his octo, but it was on his power inflator. Something I didn't expect. He actually handed me his gauges (thinking it was his octo) when I first approached him. After this incident, I now have my octo attached to my BC for easy access.

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Nice!! Cool video
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The key to any heated situation like that is don't lose your cool. Don't Panic. With a level head you can solve everything, if you panic it doesn't usually end up too well.
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great video!
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A SeaCure mouthpiece also helps hold reg in place. Thanks for sharing, maybe somebody else can learn from your experience.
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Awesome video! Makes me want to try diving!
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Wow!!!!.......................Nice Video,,,
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Great video.....No one knows what they'd do unless it happens to em! So no sweat!!! Glad it all work out OK!!!
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great video. glad to see you recovered safely.
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Yep my octo is always clipped on the front of my BC under my arm in full view for easy access.

I have had aj's do all kinds of things to mess me up under water. I've had my mask knocked off and some how I caught it blind. Reg pulled out of my mouth. And tangled me up so bad, I had to take my weight integrated BC off just to get free. If you can imagine how buoyant you become in a 7 mil farmer John with no weights, you can imagine how hard that situation became at 135 feet.

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