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Do you dive solo?

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Do you dive solo?

  • No, never

    Votes: 13 10.0%
  • Yes, in the past until I learned about the dangers

    Votes: 11 8.5%
  • Yes, but with depth/time restrictions

    Votes: 70 53.8%
  • Yes, regularly

    Votes: 36 27.7%

  • Total voters
    130
misterlizard

misterlizard

Tom Arnold
Oct 11, 2002
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Re: Re: BIASED SAMPLE

Originally posted by Adrian
Paul,
The problem with dead divers is that they don't have much to say. Maybe they are keeping quiet to see if we live and learn from their mistakes.

Adrian

Absolutely right, but how can we learn if we don't know what happened?
 
tylerz

tylerz

Well-Known Member
Jun 19, 2002
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114
133
:D I think you guys missed the point :head

I did a search in Canada and we have statistics for drownings and the various reasons. There was a category called "other/unknown" when referring to recreational drownings. If we could discover the estimated number of spearfishermen/freedivers, then it is possible to draw a reasonable estimate of how many deaths may have been due to these activities and then estimate the amount due to soloing.

I wonder if some of the other countries have more specific stats? Anybody?
 
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ISleepUndrwater

New Member
Jul 27, 2004
15
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OK GUYS AND GALS, one word....

DONTDOIT
 
K

Kars

Well-Known Member
Oct 24, 2003
3,445
570
203
45
Maybe a good point, "I sleep under water"

Statistics have destroid many hobies and other nice things in life.
And many are wrong... maybe even '46.372%'

Statistics are based on words, words choosen in the question, in the explination etc. There are manny ways one can read and awnser.
I usually find it very hard to fill in a form because I see different meanings. What do I read?did the questioner meant to ask? How would an avarage joe understand this question?

This shouldn't offcause stop us in seaking for safer ways to freedive. I also see a advantage of more freedivers, they may funtion as an extra lifeguard in publick places, educate children about the dangers, comfort and rescue near/drowned people.

Kars.
 
mjacobs

mjacobs

Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2003
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23
108
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I dive alone more often than not. I want a spotter I'm comfortable with for deep dives, though, or I won't do them.
Mark
 
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