[Coral-List] Odd diving question

Billy Causey billy.causey at noaa.gov
Mon Sep 12 12:27:20 EDT 2011

Yes Sarah .... I did back in the early 1980's. I had a broken leg and 
had a fiberglass cast put on my leg.  I was using Hooka and was use to 
spending all day in the water collecting marinelife before I broke my 
leg in a stupid stunt in front of Sloppy Joe's in Key West during 
Fantasy Fest.  The first time I jumped in the water with my cast on, I 
sank to the bottom and could not kick to get back to the boat.  I had to 
pull myself hand-over-hand with my hooka hose.  I decided this was a 
dumber idea than the stunt that caused me to break my leg in the first 
place.  From then until the cast came off, I only collected what I could 
catch bending over!!  Billy

On 9/12/2011 11:50 AM, Sarah Frias-Torres wrote:
> Dear coral-listers,this is not a coral reef question, but due to the extensive diving experience in this list....
> Does anyone have experience SCUBA diving with a broken arm or broken leg? Any major concerns?
> Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Schmidt Ocean Institute Postdoctoral FellowOcean Research&  Conservation Association (ORCA) 1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949 USA Tel (772) 467-1600http://www.teamorca.orghttp://independent.academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres
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