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    I haven't seen an episode of Sea Hunt in years, but I just saw one. It is hard to believe how inaccurate it was. They put someone in a chamber because he was suffering from Narcosis

    Not only that, but they said they were taking him to 170' for several hours.

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    In spite of the inaccuracies, it spurred the imagination of thousands of would be divers, including me.

    At 50 dives, I thought I had this diving thing figured out. At 100 dives, I realized how wrong I was at 50.

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    Not as bad as the TV show about a scuba death where the investigator said something like, "Well, at this point we can't rule out nitrox poisoning..."

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    At one point Cathy had the whole Sea Hunt series on DVD at Dive Outpost. I don't know if it's still there.


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    A bit inaccurate, remember it was made 60 years ago. A lot has changed since then.

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    I've got the whole series on a hard drive. Sure it's got a bunch of holes in it, but it's entertainment. If everything on TV were accurate, it wouldn't be worth watching.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post
    ...If everything on TV were accurate, it wouldn't be worth watching.
    True

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW View Post
    I haven't seen an episode of Sea Hunt in years, but I just saw one. It is hard to believe how inaccurate it was. They put someone in a chamber because he was suffering from Narcosis

    Not only that, but they said they were taking him to 170' for several hours.
    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. You put them in a chamber, on air, at 170', and keep them there until they get used to it, you know, when they stop laughing, drooling, and peeing on themselves, and then bring them up. That could take several hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFG-1 View Post
    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. You put them in a chamber, on air, at 170', and keep them there until they get used to it, you know, when they stop laughing, drooling, and peeing on themselves, and then bring them up. That could take several hours.
    I remember doing chamber dives with Dr. Lee Summers years ago. Our club used to go every year. As I recall they would take us to 160 which was quite entertaining. Later they backed it off to 120, not nearly as much fun. The air in the chamber was really thick at depth. It really impressed me what a regulator needed to do to deliver on those dives.


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    Accurate, shmaccurate! Sea Hunt thrills got me interested in diving.

    Every Tuesday at 6:30 there were boats, tools, toys, excitement. Underwater: guys fighting with knives and shooting spear guns at one another. Topside, beautiful women in swimsuits. Stuff a guy find exciting, right?

    Perhaps you're right about inaccuracy. So far, I've not seen guys fighting with knives underwater.



 

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