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Movie Mistakes
Anonymous - 4/03/2008 11:25 PM
Category: Anonymous
Replies: 3

Just wondering if anyone has seen the movie "Transporter 2" where the hero escapes from a crashed airplane that is in 50 or so feet of water by taking a big breath, deploying a blowup lifepreserver and rapidly floating to the surface without releasing any air from his lungs. No signs of pulmonary barotrauma with accompanying AGE, bends or type 2 DCS or anything??
Anonymous - 4/04/2008 6:19 AM
Wow. I didn’t see the movie but it’s too short a period of time, and too shallow a depth to get bent. There’s no possible way you can reach your NDL. Are you sure you understand DCS? Let me guess you’re an OW diver with like 15 dives all in the Carribbean? NDL on a 60ft dive is 60 mins (Navy Tables). So without looking I’m going to guess he had about 95 minutes to make it to the surface. And if they didn’t exhale, which I’m sure the stunt person did, I’m sure of lung overexpansion and all the associated problems with that. Duh.
Anonymous - 4/04/2008 10:00 AM
Wow, I’m sure the original poster wanted to get slammed like that :) Be nice people, it’s all fun and games until you blow up a lung.
Anonymous - 4/04/2008 3:35 PM
You’re right about DCS, though pulmonary barotrauma, as a function of Boyle’s law and not NDL’s can occur regardless of bottom time, particularly when making the change between 2 to 1 ATA, i.e. the 33-0 feet of water. I was simply commenting, that the movie doesn’t portray the science of the act accurately, since he fully inflates his lungs (and a self inflating life preserver) and the rapidly surfaces from at least 2 ATA’s, and is shown during ascent not to be exhaling. Yes I got carried away be mentioning DCS when I meant PB and AGE, and you really ought to lighten up.