POV of a scary blackout I had the other day while…

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+1104 – POV of a scary blackout I had the other day while freediving. I had about a 1/1,000 chance of surviving.

2022-06-23 16:54:57

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POV of a scary blackout I had the other day while freediving. I had about a 1/1,000 chance of surviving. from thalassophobia

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  1. Why did I expect the screen to go black as if we’re looking through his eyes? I’m a fool

  2. That’s how my little brother went. He drowned at the lake because he passed out coming back up we believe.

  3. Your buddy should have been watching you. When we go spearfishing, only one guy dives at a time and the other guy is watching him like a hawk. If your buddy is watching you and knows how to handle a blackout (blow, tap, talk) then your chances of survival are very very good.

    How do you like the pathos gun btw? The wishbone on mine is always snapping but when it can keep it together its a great gun (sniper r 115).

  4. **Fun fact!** crocodiles breath *actively*, so that in case they pass out in a fight with an big prey or another croc, they don’t breathe water and drown.
    surgery *on** crocs is complicated for that very reason, they just stop breathing when they go under, humans on the other hand, breathe *passively* (I mean, until they think about it) that means that when humans get unconscious in water, they just keep breathing and drown.
    *very* unfortunate fact for our cousin, the now extinct “**water monkey**”.

  5. How are you feeling about freediving now? I can’t imagine right now you’d want to do it again. Glad you made it! This is way more harrowing than it looks in the video.

  6. This is the reason that freedivers are supposed to always have one person on the surface, watching. It is standard procedure to take turns descending, especially since many who are spear fishing tend to hyperventilate by over breathing before descending.

  7. I think the odds are much more than one in a thousand you are truly lucky. I read about this happening to a diver off the California coast sometime in like the 1950s or 60s.

    I have told many people that they are essentially diving alone even though they had a buddy present….. Somewhere…….. Probably nearby.

    Your buddy should be able to see you 100% of the time, be able to reach out and touch you instantly when you surface, and watch you for half a minute after you surface as people often black out after taking their first breath.

    You’ve already said it but I’m going to say it again for everyone take a freediving course it can save your life.

    Check out some videos on “competition freediving blackouts”. It is not uncommon and with the procedures they use not even very dangerous.

  8. Moments like that you feel like the surface is so close yet so far away. I’ve never blacked out but been too exhausted to get back to the surface. Scary feeling.

  9. So lucky I’m glad you’re ok. Makes me wonder how often accidents like this happen that you never hear about

  10. As a person terrified of deep dark waters I don’t envy you at all in this situation….but my guy stop putting yourself in these situations 😂😂

  11. Normally humans can tell when they need to get back up again to breath air. But people that free dive often are able to bare that feeling way longer and if you do you can black out really fast.

  12. Terrifying as fuck, but since you’re so active in the comments I want to know what it’s like to cough out water. Did you feel like you got all the water out? You must have sucked in a decent bit if you passed out after a stretch without taking a breath. Glad you’re ok and shared with us!

  13. For a second, I forgot this was free dive and was about to question how you were still alive, not after the blackout, but after that ascent. The Scuba diver in me had a heart attack.

  14. It’s kind of crazy how you were only out for what looks like a couple seconds yet it must have felt timeless.