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Dr. Guy Garman

dougtamjj
August 15, 2015 04:55PM

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Dr. Garman was attempting a 1200 ft. dive today off St. Croix. Does anyone know if he was successful? I have been looking for updates all day.

Tammy

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dougtamjj
August 15, 2015 05:20PM

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I just saw a post on his niece's facebook that he did not surface from the dive. Very sad.

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speee1dy
August 15, 2015 05:26PM

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was this a free dive? or oxygen dive?

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rotorhead
August 15, 2015 05:30PM

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dougtamjj
August 15, 2015 05:35PM

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Thanks Rotor.

Tammy

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Alana33
August 15, 2015 05:51PM

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Too sad!
They don't call it "rapture of the deep" for nothing.
Very dangerous what he was attempting.

Condolences to his family and friends.
I hope they get some closure and his body is recovered.

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speee1dy
August 15, 2015 06:14PM

Registered: 10 years ago
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omg, too sad. that is my co workers dr.

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FLLisa
August 15, 2015 10:47PM

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A few days ago, I saw a youtube video about his preparation for this dive and like OP, I've been looking for updates all day. Very sad and I'm wondering how deep his tenders went with him, if there was a video feed (in the practice dives, he was wearing a camera), and especially what mixes he was using and if some miscalculation about what to use at which depths could have been the cause. In the practice dive it looked like he had about 5 tanks.

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geekgrl1337
August 15, 2015 10:53PM

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DonExodus
August 15, 2015 11:06PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 301

So sad- really a tragic loss for the entire stx community.

It said he disappeared between 200 and 360 ft- he was planning on going three times that. What could have caused this?

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islandtyme
August 15, 2015 11:22PM

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Alana33
August 16, 2015 12:02AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,075

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DonExodus
So sad- really a tragic loss for the entire stx community.

It said he disappeared between 200 and 360 ft- he was planning on going three times that. What could have caused this?

Nitrogen narcosis.
[scuba.about.com]

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stxem
August 16, 2015 02:28AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 856

He likely descended far below 360' and failed to ascend to meet the safety diver at the scheduled time.

Very little is known about what happens to the human body and equipment at those depths. Recreational dive principles and physiological responses are typically grossly oversimplified when used to explain issues at serious depths. I doubt something as simple as narcosis can explain what happened, especially given his experience. More likely something else went wrong: margin for error down there is also next to non-existent, or he had a more severe (deadly) physiological reponse to the depth. See post 7 on this scubaboard thread for more info on other deep divers and consequences. [www.scubaboard.com]

Also see Captain Ed's response a few pages in with further explanation.

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stxem
August 16, 2015 02:31AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 856

A bit more detail from SCUBA than their facebook post:

[www.scubaboard.com]

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STXBob
August 16, 2015 08:41AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,135

"Dr. Guy Garman, Attempting Scuba Dive World Record, Drowns At Salt River"
[viconsortium.com]

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IslandHops
August 16, 2015 02:52PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

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STXBob
"Dr. Guy Garman, Attempting Scuba Dive World Record, Drowns At Salt River"
[viconsortium.com]

How can VIconsortium report that he drowned? That's unethical and presumptive. Anything could have happened and the facts won't be known until after the poor doctors body is recovered. My heart goes out to his family.

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Count
August 16, 2015 03:19PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 80

Quote
IslandHops
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STXBob
"Dr. Guy Garman, Attempting Scuba Dive World Record, Drowns At Salt River"
[viconsortium.com]

How can VIconsortium report that he drowned? That's unethical and presumptive. Anything could have happened and the facts won't be known until after the poor doctors body is recovered. My heart goes out to his family.

Because statistically speaking it's almost certain that his death would have been by drowning because of his use of a non-full-face mask/regulator. In these scenarios death is typically by drowning after losings ones regulator due to panic or convulsions/seizures.

It's really sad to think about what his wife and son must be going through. I can't imagine being on that support boat waiting for him to come up like they were and having him never do so.

To be brutally honest Dr Garman should never have attempted this dive given his relative inexperience, intended equipment and support infrastructure.



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AandA2VI
August 16, 2015 03:36PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,295

She is beautiful - life sustaining; but also life taking in many instances.

He died doing what he loved. As an avid shark diver I tell my family every time I dive with them - look if I don't make it back - I went happy. Then again diving with great whites is far less dangerous than the dive he was trying to accomplish.

Condolences to his family, its always sad to lose a fellow diver.

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speee1dy
August 16, 2015 05:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

i thought i read that he was still attached to his tether? and that they will recover the body later this week

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Alana33
August 16, 2015 05:19PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,075

That's what I read too.
Here's what STT Source article had to say:
[stthomassource.com]

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DixieChick
August 16, 2015 09:19PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Agree with count...
A death that should not have happened...

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Alana33
August 17, 2015 06:06AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,075

A Diver Looks at Dr. Deep’s Last Dive
BY DON BUCHANAN — AUGUST 17, 2015
[stthomassource.com]

And from the Daily News:
[virginislandsdailynews.newspaperdirect.com]



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vicanuck
August 17, 2015 08:33AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Some of the comments I read on the site linked below relative to Doc Deep's world record attempt were brutal.

[www.thescubanews.com]

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speee1dy
August 17, 2015 09:02AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

sometimes people can be nasty sitting behind a computer screen-just look on here for that


looks like some of the really mean ones were deleted



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Re: Dr. Guy Garman

Alana33
August 17, 2015 09:08AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,075

It's sad that some people will say these things when it is such a tragedy for his family, friends and all who were helping Dr. Garman attempt to achieve his dream and goal.

They need the support in this devastating situation not unkind comments and suppositions on a website.

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