• Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

when a float doesn't

Thread Status: Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.


Baron of Breathold
Oct 17, 2001
I'm fairly new at this game but a few months ago I received another good lesson. At Honaunau there are two submerged buoys 10 meters apart that are anchored in 60+ meters. A surface float was attached to one but nothing to the other.

With viz 30+ meters and everyone in sight I made a free immersion to 20 meters with a 30 second static on the rope with no surface float. The dive went as planned and, with about 1:30 on the meter, I came to the buoy on the way up. I 'knew' it was at 10 meters. When I let go, the buoy went up and the line raced by after it.

It took a few seconds to figure things out. I not only pulled the buoy down, I drifted to 30 meters and cleared at least once while I was doing it. Now, with a pulse rate approaching the redline, it was 30 meters to the surface, not 10.

I wonder how exciting things would get if the plan was 30, the driftdown was to 45 and the trim another kilo negative.

DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2022 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.