Just wondering how many have had to do a emergency bailout ?
I had my first and hopefully last on Monday.
what happened -
Shore Dive in morning - perfectly fine got some lunch went to boat looking forward to dive ALL GOOD
Boat - Did prechecks on CCR before i got on the boat even though loop wasn't broken at any point as unit went straight in car.
untied unit on boat when i was getting ready to dive BANG unit on floor of bench ( I have never dropped kit of bench on boat ) redid all checks passed positive and neg for 3 mins each only damage was a cave shield.
Got in water dropped to 7/8ish me and my buddy did bubble checks all fine, down to 35m with current all good loving the Dive, decided to head back to rock line and start working our way up slowly as planned had to swim though a bit of current but nothing ive not done at that site loads of times.
swimming back breathing went tight, and adv dint fire.... hmm checked adv by pressing it in it worked phew i can breath that didn't last long, thought maybe canister light wire caught the CL Dump, no!! PP02 1.3 was stable and i had 140ish bar in both dill and oxy, there was no gargling,funny taste, i just couldn't get gas through......
i let my buddy know and bailed at 35m
Went onto my bailout a ali40 with 180bar of nx30. at this point i was breathing pretty rapid ( tried to stay calm ) switched handset to low sp, (should of went to oc bailout ) i went to do my DSMB my buddy already had his up by this point took mine out of my hand and clipped it on to himself, started coming up, burping loop when needed. hr/ breathing went straight down by the time i got to 20m stayed there for a moment and composed myself, check checked comp and changed it to OC B/O no deco as this luckily happened early on in the dive made way to surface and got back on boat.
what caused the problem ?
did i flood the unit letting water in around my mouth - disconnected hose was dry which is amazing for me as i had to burp it on the way up so 10 points for not over burping and getting water in
there was no blown oring otherwise we would of spotted bubbles on check ....
took the head out water in the bottom of the unit just covering the bottom of the sorb !!! UNIT FLOODED - that will be the not been able to breath !
did another positive check well waiting for other divers to surface after about 10/12 mins the lungs started collapsing
PINHOLE HOLE in lungs, probably caused from drop but as i only tested for a few mins i didn't notice....
THINGS I HAVE LEARNT FROM THIS DIVE:
I can bail out in anger.
I should of got on the bailout quicker and then tried to find problem not the other way around although checking did only take a few seconds.
from now on Im running a pressure test from when I get on the Boat until i am about to get in the water
so ccr is in shop been sorted, ill be doing a couple of shallow dives just to make sure its fine, then back on the boat.
it has shook me up, scared me but ill be back on it ASAP and a lot more aware of things, i guess and more confident in some ways as i know i can BO in situation