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Police probe launched after Chinese tourist suffers DCS in ‘try dive’

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Police probe launched after Chinese tourist suffers DCS in ‘try dive’

By The Phuket News

 

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The Chinese tourist, Li Chunjun, 36, was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town. Photo: Chalong Municipality

 

PHUKET:-- Police have launched an investigation into a Chinese tourist suffering decompression sickness after an incident during a “try dive” tour at Koh Racha Yai on Wednesday (Feb 13).

 

The probe comes at the request of the Chinese consulate in Phuket.

 

The tourist, Li Chunjun, 36, was rushed back by speedboat back to Chalong Pier, where EMS workers were waiting for him.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/police-probe-launched-after-chinese-tourist-suffers-dcs-in-try-dive-70399.php#xUlubRpBKLxG562M.97

 

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 was this man learning to dive, if so should be shallow water to ensure he was ok with being under the water and able to breathe normally before being taken down to a depth where this can hit you, really sounds like the instructor/dive master wasnt following the right procedures but hey, this TIT

 

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2 hours ago, seajae said:

 was this man learning to dive, if so should be shallow water to ensure he was ok with being under the water and able to breathe normally before being taken down to a depth where this can hit you, really sounds like the instructor/dive master wasnt following the right procedures but hey, this TIT

 

To make such comments you clearly know nothing about diving.

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I am a certified diver, certified to 120 feet, and I can tell you anyone certified to be a divemaster or instructor would never have let this happen.but if this article is accurate it stated he was with a non certified individual...if he was on a diving boat cruise to Racha Yai I wonder what dive shop?? he was with. 

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6 hours ago, Bernie622 said:

I am a certified diver, certified to 120 feet, and I can tell you anyone certified to be a divemaster or instructor would never have let this happen.but if this article is accurate it stated he was with a non certified individual...if he was on a diving boat cruise to Racha Yai I wonder what dive shop?? he was with. 

Non-certified can also mean the guide did not have the Thai tourguide license.

 

I don't know exactly what happened, but reaching conclusions based an articles like these is quite often incorrect. According to the original article he was diving from Racha Yai BTW, so not on a cruise to Racha Yai.

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Clearly an obese individual, should not pass medical questionnaire mandatory for try dive

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“This try drive was to a depth of about 10 metres led by a non-certified and non-experienced male guide."

Two points:

1. The greatest danger for gas related illnesses is near the surface. The expansion of any gas in your body rises exponentially the closer you get to the surface.

2. "Non-experienced male guide." Nuff said.

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12 hours ago, Soupdragon said:

To make such comments you clearly know nothing about diving.

mate, I have been diving for over 40 years, civilian and armed forces, you dont take newbies into deep water on their first dive, sounds like you have no idea, do you even know how it comes about and what he would have had to do to get it, this is why they need to ensure newbies dont panic and breathe normally  under the water and shallow water does that

 

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14 hours ago, seajae said:

really sounds like the instructor/dive master wasnt following the right procedures but hey, this TIT

There was no instructor/dive master, story says dive lead by unqualified local guy.

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33 minutes ago, seajae said:

mate, I have been diving for over 40 years, civilian and armed forces, you dont take newbies into deep water on their first dive, sounds like you have no idea, do you even know how it comes about and what he would have had to do to get it, this is why they need to ensure newbies dont panic and breathe normally  under the water and shallow water does that

 

I am a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. I do have some idea about training divers.

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