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Diving With a Hangover

Incident Date

1970-01-01

Incident Description

Pre-1980 A diver in Wookey Hole dived one afternoon still suffering from a severe hangover. Diving from Sump 3 to Sump 9 he suffered giddiness sickness and disorientation when approaching -7m at the Bear Pit. He returned safely a relief of symptoms being apparent in shallower water.

Lessons Learned

Hangovers can impair your diving
Factors
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Unknown
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Unknown
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Major
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown