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Old 07-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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So we had three awesome dives during the Guns and Hoses tournament with Jeremy (coolbluestreak), Alyssa (Mrs. coolbluestreak) and Troy (Cajun Spearit) at the Timber Holes and Penhall Reef. This was to be the last day of diving on MillerTime before we traded it in and picked up the glacier bay. Maybe she was pissed we were getting rid of her but things could have turned out a lot better.

Didn't shoot anything worthy of the scales but I did managed to shoot one red snapper, one black snapper (that pulled off of I later found getting attacked by a hoard of triggers), two flounder and bag 7 lobster that in a perfect world would have tasted better anyways. Well everything was fine until I woke up at about midnight with my arm killing me. I tried to ice it down thinking I might have strained it but that didn't do anything. Finally went to the ER on Eglin but they couldn't do anything for me so I rode in an ambulance down to NSA Panama City where I found out first hand what it's like to be in a decompression chamber. Spent about 6 hours in there and had to spend the night and part of the next day there. Gotta love the short shorts they gave me to wear.
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Everything is fine now but I can't dive for 30 days . Well no more snapper for me this year. The Navy told me that even though I did my safety stops and 2.5 hr surface intervals that I "missed" about 83 minutes of decompression. Granted their tables that they have are only for air and don't account for Nitrox but I haven't done anything different than before except I was really lacking for sleep which was probably a big contributing factor.

Would have posted sooner but I was busy in the hospital and picking the new boat up and enjoying it on the 4th.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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holy cow! I'm glad your okay now. hang in there.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Nice boat Miller
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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Holy crap dude!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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Glad you are ok scary stuff right there and congrats on the new boat.
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Dang glad ur OK !!

Nice boat
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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How could you possible have missed 83 minutes of decompression?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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Wow. I've heard dcs sucks but never experienced it. Glad u shot some fish.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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To the OP. Glad you are ok. Make sure you write a letter to the group who treated you, call em and get the names of the folks involved. Include the names of all the team members, and don't forget a case of premium beer. This is the traditional payback for a ride in the tube. Remember the staff at the chamber stand a perpetual watch bill for these types of events...

Glad your symptoms were limited to pain only (DCS I), 80+ minutes of Omitted D could have led to CNS issues (DCS II).

The shorts are 100% cotton UDT's. 100% cotton is required in the chamber. By the way Ron aka Sealark looks like Magnum PI when he wears his... lol.

Again, glad your ok!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #10
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How could you possible have missed 83 minutes of decompression?
Not 100% sure. They were trying to show me their tables while I was in the chamber. I understood it as they were explaining it to me but basically they only have tables for air so that skews the time. The also told me that their tables are on the extreme safe side of things. They have people going down and exercising and they monitor the dcs bubbles coming out to see how long they can safely stay down. I could probably explain it in person if I had the tables in front of me to show but its kind of hard for me at least to explain it in words.
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