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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. 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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    01-22-2017 10:04 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
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  3. 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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    06-29-2016 10:12 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    04-22-2016 11:29 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    bad air, cave diving
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    05-25-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    03-09-2015 01:19 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    02-04-2015 12:45 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    01-14-2015 09:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Regulator Mishap

    So, as I did one of the last dives at Peacock yesterday, I had a sudden regulator mishap that I wanted to share. As I approached the trees to tie my...

    Started by bpcfire1, 01-01-2015 08:34 PM
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    01-02-2015 06:56 AM Go to last post
  12. CO Incident

    I am writing this account with the full approval of the dive shop’s owner. I am however, writing this account of my own accord in hope that it is...

    Started by MichaelAngelo, 12-14-2014 01:15 AM
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    12-30-2014 01:01 AM Go to last post
  13. SB Forum--Bad Air Incident

    Copied from the SB forum...though not cave related but content has bearing here.....

    Started by aa3jy, 08-18-2014 10:27 AM
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    09-16-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Entangled in the Diamond Sands restriction

    I got stuck in the diamond sands restriction once. Was the lead diver going in, got stuck coming out. Didn't bother to dump any air from my wing,...

    Started by Greenwood_60, 07-03-2014 02:10 PM
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    07-05-2014 11:53 AM Go to last post
  15. A nightmare dive

    Back a few years ago when the wakulla county dive club had some dubious 'access' to cream sink via a guy named wild bill (i have some other great oh...

    Started by LiteHedded, 07-03-2014 10:00 AM
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  16. Caught in the siphon

    A number of years ago a group of friends and I were diving a coastal cave. Really strong spring. Like 'hold on for dear life' type of spring. Not...

    Started by PfcAJ, 07-02-2014 09:40 PM
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  17. An uncomfortable first solo dive

    The incident getting so far to discomfort that I had to concentrate on my breathing pattern was at my first solo cave dive. I had dove with a Buddy...

    Started by Nitrogenius, 07-02-2014 05:07 PM
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  18. Exceeding training limits on a trust me dive

    This in an event that happened to me back in 2012. At the time I was at the Apprentice level , with approx. 25 dives post certification. Due to the...

    Started by nakatomi, 07-01-2014 10:54 AM
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    07-02-2014 04:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Nearly catastrophic gas failure and snoozing on deco

    In the early 90's my partner and I were working on connecting the resurgence of one of the largest caves on Vancouver Island to the main cave. We...

    Started by PeterVICEG, 07-01-2014 03:00 PM
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    07-01-2014 03:00 PM Go to last post
  20. Situational awareness

    I suspect that, for most people, this story will seem rather tame, but it scared the daylights out of me, and changed my diving behavior permanently....

    Started by LCF, 07-01-2014 01:06 PM
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    07-01-2014 01:06 PM Go to last post

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