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Forum: Incident Reporting and Analysis Project (IRAP)

Incident Reporting and Analysis Project (IRAP). This forum is to record cave diving incidents. Learning from others mistakes and experiences can help prevent future incidents and accidents.

Forum: Incident Reporting and Analysis Project (IRAP)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome! Incident Reporting and Analysis Project - IRAP

    The cave diving community has a long history of accident analysis that has been the primary force shaping the training programs in place today. This...

    Started by IRAP Administrator, 08-03-2007 09:53 PM
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    08-03-2007 09:53 PM Go to last post
  1. Wrong reflex under workload

    Hello, here is a little incident that happened recently. Little River in sidemount with one stage (same mix), primary light in left hand and...

    Started by pascal, Today 03:41 PM
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    Today 05:18 PM Go to last post
  2. Lost In Little River

    I know, the title sounds impossible but here we go... I thought I might make it a month without incident but oh well. Our team of three (all...

    Started by Silverhippi, 06-11-2018 12:39 PM
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    awareness, little river, navigation
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,403
    Yesterday 12:43 PM Go to last post
  3. Loss of Gas at Max Penetration

    Over the years I have heard that if a failure is going to occur it will probably be towards the beginning of a dive. Today that was not the case. My...

    Started by CHartmann, 06-17-2018 05:03 PM
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,122
    Yesterday 06:29 AM Go to last post
  4. getting bent lessons learned

    So this occurred a few months ago, but nonetheless is still relevant. So to start i did analyze my tanks, everything from the O2 to the back gas as...

    Started by jdobbertien, 06-10-2018 12:16 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    06-13-2018 04:58 PM Go to last post
  5. On the value of just stopping, or how I almost didn't swim out today.

    Not really sure how to share this but today turned into a really bad day of diving. The day started out pretty well. I was scheduled to meet...

    Started by jerrwhy01, 04-05-2018 06:44 PM
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    • Replies: 47
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    04-18-2018 09:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Here I am again, or Cow Spring Take 2

    So, for a little context less than seven days ago I dove Cow Springs with an extremely experienced cave diver leading the dive and it was an amazing...

    Started by Silverhippi, 04-15-2018 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 589
    04-18-2018 08:02 PM Go to last post
  7. When your old Tekna Scooter becomes an improvised explosive device.

    I am currently out of diving while I recover from a shoulder operation so I haven't been posting much so imagine my surprise that I'd have something...

    Started by MichaelAngelo, 12-26-2017 08:11 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    01-02-2018 02:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Not able to breathe during a cave dive

    Several of us were diving Cannonball cave in Missouri. I had stuck my gloves in a pocket, because the lake is warm, so you don't need them until...

    Started by FW, 09-25-2017 10:45 AM
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    • Replies: 36
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    11-19-2017 02:03 PM Go to last post
  9. HP hose failure at max penetrartion

    I thought I would do a write up on an incident I had this weekend at Ginnie. It is a very minor incident, one probably many people have had, but...

    Started by rddvet, 08-21-2017 11:02 AM
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    • Replies: 26
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    08-27-2017 01:00 PM Go to last post
  10. BBC Write Up of Mallorca Incident and Rescue


    Started by BigTex1836, 07-17-2017 09:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,284
    08-14-2017 10:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Failure to ask the right questions.

    A lady I know wanted to make a dive. She had learned to dive in Missouri, probably before the advent of gold line. She said she was a "trained cave...

    Started by IRAP Administrator, 12-14-2016 09:52 AM
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    • Replies: 49
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    01-22-2017 10:04 AM Go to last post
  12. Lost on deco

    I got lost while on an extended decompression stop at 60 feet. It was the second time I was ever at this place. Visibility was very poor, maybe 2...

    Started by IRAP Administrator, 12-08-2016 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,681
    12-08-2016 08:31 AM Go to last post
  13. A great dive that went bad really quickly

    A few weeks ago I was coming out of a cave and noticed a lead with flow coming out of it. I tied in and ran 100' of line or so. I could see that it...

    Started by bamafan, 03-08-2015 10:17 PM
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    • Replies: 37
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    06-29-2016 10:12 PM Go to last post
  14. My Experience with DCS

    Did a 123 min dive, deepest depth 99 ft. Rebreather PPO2 set point was 1.2, using a 24/20 Trimix. Did decompression with a PPO2 of 1.52. Even stayed...

    Started by tstormdiver, 04-18-2016 12:29 AM
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    • Replies: 66
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    04-22-2016 11:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Pushing Limit And Accidents

    Discussing this with a friend whose dove for a long time Dan Howitt I disagree with him tho I think it's good to push the limits and learn from...

    Started by oolp, 01-27-2016 10:05 PM
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    02-03-2016 02:34 AM Go to last post
  16. A Loose Screw

    I had something go wrong with my rebreather while cave diving that I thought would be educational for others to think about. Last week I was doing...

    Started by Napalm, 12-28-2015 09:00 PM
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    12-31-2015 08:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Post 'Bad Air" Incident in Mexico, 14 May, 2015 - please learn from it

    Here is an account of what happened to me a couple of days ago. I hope that this will add up to the already big pool of information about poor...

    Started by Ivo, 05-17-2015 06:01 PM
    3 Pages
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    bad air, cave diving
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    05-25-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
  18. My perceptions of our Eagles Nest incident

    Eagles Nest incident, Feb 7, 2015 As most of you already know, I am not shy about posting my mistakes and screw ups for everyone’s enjoyment and...

    Started by Dsix36, 03-04-2015 08:40 PM
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    • Replies: 32
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    03-09-2015 01:19 PM Go to last post
  19. A personal revelation - it might actually be the equipment after all!

    I had a couple equipment malfunctions during my apprentice and full cave classes last month that I've been thinking a lot about. Neither ended with...

    Started by Aotus, 01-11-2015 11:58 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    02-04-2015 12:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Stuck in sidemount

    I was following my sidemount buddy through a bedding plane and to my amazement, I got stuck. I found that my gear had somehow ratcheted enough to...

    Started by Dsix36, 07-01-2014 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,287
    01-14-2015 09:32 AM Go to last post

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