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    Default Birth of a Cave Diving Legend - A Tribute to Sheck Exley

    https://youtu.be/wE3m8FAomn0

    This film is a tribute to legendary cave explorer Sheck Exley prepared for the 50th anniversary of his story "Lost in the Slough", one of Sheck's most miraculous dives. Through recreation and investigation, we rolled back the mysteries and uncovered details missing for 50 years that put this story on par with any classical tale of yore. In this case, a teenage boy takes on an underwater labyrinth completely devoid of light and air. The cave teaches him the discipline of the guideline by hiding the real exit while providing him with a false one that sends him into a primal struggle for survival. In the end, he escapes through dogged determination but also because he had unconsciously reserved enough air to find a new exit.

    by Jim Thomas

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    Very nice tribute! Thanks.

    Sheck started cave diving only a couple of years ahead of me, but neither of us started wiith BCs or SPGs. I had a similar scare which I wrote up in the IRAP (Incident Reporting and Analysis Project) forum.
    Here is a link to my close call: http://www.cavediver.net/forum/showt...ast)-Cave-Dive

    Last edited by FW; 03-20-2018 at 11:05 AM.
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    Nice video!

    The history of advancements in safety, tactics, techniques and procedures are some of the most compelling reads.


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    This is a great video! Everyone will enjoy this one...


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    Thank you ! I never dove with Sheck, but my younger brother had. I knew Sheck but only in brief encounters thruout Layfayette & Alachua counties. Sheck & Wes were my idols. Forrest still is & I wish him a long life in doing what he loves. I appreciate this tribute to Sheck & the cave diving community. They remain my love of exploration.

    Jack.


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    Fantastic video! Thanks for making it. I‘ve wondered many times what route he took to make that escape.


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    Excellent video!


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    Very good video and well laid out


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    Incredible tribute. I believe that more videos need to be made about the divers that laid the foundation. Many divers including myself would be dead by now if it wasn?t for the rules that were created.

    I want more after watching this video!!

    Thank you!
    Garth


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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing!



 

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