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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Flooded Mask

Incident Date


Incident Description

Diver proceeded some 20 minutes into a resurgence during which time a slight leak into the mask became progressively worse. Despite numerous attempts the mask could not be reseated and the diver made a most unpleasant 20 minute exit with a half-full mask. Increased stress exposed the diver to an increased risk of a subsequent incident however a safe exit was eventually made. Later examination of the mask could find no defect and the problem did not reoccur.

Lessons Learned

Ensure mask fits well at surface. Practice mask clearing to reduce the stress of mask failure.
Line Management Negligible
Gas Management Negligible
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Negligible
Training Minor
Medical Negligible
Planning Negligible
Procedural Error Negligible
Cave Environment Negligible
Weather Negligible
Other Factor Unknown