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Blackout while freediving - how real?
madmax - 3/20/2008 9:16 PM
Category: Training
Replies: 2

I have a bit of a dilemma - abalone season is about to open here in N. California and I REALLY want to go as early as possible. And, of course, I can`t find anybody to go with. So, I`m severely tempted to go alone. How dangerous is it really? How real is the possibility of a blackout during freedive? Anybody`s input would be greatly aprreciated. Apropos, I`m 44 y.o. male, fair physical shape, fit, no health problems, etc.
dkramer - 3/23/2008 9:03 PM
Very real. We just had a young man die down here in the keys from it this past week.