[Coral-List] Odd diving question

Berzins, Ilze iberzins at sheddaquarium.org
Mon Sep 12 13:53:33 EDT 2011

Only you Billy, only you!

Ilze K. Berzins, PhD, DVM
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-----Original Message-----
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Billy Causey
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:27 AM
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov; Sarah Frias-Torres
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Odd diving question

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) 
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