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

Mask kicked off

Incident Date

1906-10-06

Incident Description

Two divers entered Joint hole in good conditions. However in the boulder choke between sumps 3 and 4 the diver B came too close to the fins of diver A and the mask and regulator were kicked off/out from diver B. The mask was retained on the divers head by his helmet and the reg was neck tied. Fortunately these were regained without incident and the dive continued without further incident.

Lessons Learned

Keep a safe distance between divers. Practice reg recovery and mask clearing. If abroad consider carrying a spare mask if diving without a helmet (to hold it in place).
Factors
Line Management Negligible
Gas Management Negligible
Equipment Management Negligible
Equipment Failure Negligible
Training Major
Medical Negligible
Planning Major
Procedural Error Negligible
Cave Environment Negligible
Weather Negligible
Other Factor Unknown