Outdoor World

The scuba dive that crushed my spine

As they started to explore their surrounds, two of the group unexpectedly signalled to the others that their tanks had run dry. Osborn felt “absolute surprise” at this turning of event. But they were trained for such eventualities. There was no need to panic. The divers utilized hand signals and underwater slates and pencils to write notes and arranged to share the remaining two tanks of air “breath for breath” as they ascended to the surface. The quartet started to rise slowly, but at 30 m, cold dread swept through…

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