Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Questions, techniques, gear, safety. Also visit the NSS Cave Diving Section.

Moderator: Moderators

Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 28, 2010 5:35 am

For the dry cavers among you, you might like seeing what it's like to do squeezes underwater. We call 'em restrictions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIlreHwSm1g
Barbara Anne am Ende

"Weird people are my people."
User avatar
Squirrel Girl
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3110
Joined: Sep 5, 2005 5:34 am
Location: Albuquerque, NM
NSS #: 15789
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Cheryl Jones » Feb 28, 2010 1:15 pm

:clap: Great video. Were they were laying or following a line? I couldn't see one.
User avatar
Cheryl Jones
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 2468
Joined: Sep 2, 2005 11:53 pm
Location: Virginia
Name: Cheryl Jones
NSS #: 14479 FE OS
Primary Grotto Affiliation: BATS
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 28, 2010 6:33 pm

Cheryl Jones wrote::clap: Great video. Were they were laying or following a line? I couldn't see one.

At least one clip I could see a line. I don't think they were laying line at the time they were filming (is that still a word? Pixeling?)
Barbara Anne am Ende

"Weird people are my people."
User avatar
Squirrel Girl
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3110
Joined: Sep 5, 2005 5:34 am
Location: Albuquerque, NM
NSS #: 15789
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby batrotter » Feb 28, 2010 7:35 pm

Wow! That gal has more ba!!$ than me.
Thanks for posting!
batrotter
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 527
Joined: Sep 6, 2005 9:20 am
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Name: Bruce Trotter
NSS #: 27849RL
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Indiana Cave Survey
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Chads93GT » Feb 28, 2010 7:54 pm

wow.............id be scared of snagging and ripping something that will cause a quick death. zoiks. how do y ou turn around when you push a lead that is narrow, like caving, sometimes we have to back out of a passage as its too tight to turn around and it dead ends. HOw do you do that under water??
User avatar
Chads93GT
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 2293
Joined: Jun 24, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: Missouri
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 28, 2010 8:11 pm

Chads93GT wrote:wow.............id be scared of snagging and ripping something that will cause a quick death. zoiks. how do y ou turn around when you push a lead that is narrow, like caving, sometimes we have to back out of a passage as its too tight to turn around and it dead ends. HOw do you do that under water??

'bout the same way. Ya back out. But you have to be cautious. Most folks in this condition will be side mounting. The tanks taper forward to the valve and go in. But on the way out, they're blunt and can get stuck. This is hearsay. *I've* never had that happen. I've done some squirming restrictions, but I'm not too keen on restrictions.
Barbara Anne am Ende

"Weird people are my people."
User avatar
Squirrel Girl
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3110
Joined: Sep 5, 2005 5:34 am
Location: Albuquerque, NM
NSS #: 15789
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby Hek » May 15, 2010 6:44 am

I would have taken me bottles off
Hek
New Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: May 15, 2010 6:39 am
  

Re: Like squeezes? Try these underwater!

Postby FW » May 15, 2010 6:35 pm

She only takes the tanks off in tight places :rofl:

One important thing to note is that the big camera, and photographer had to go through that same squeezes. One of thr reasons Wes is such a famous photographer.

The line has been in that cave a long time, and is the same color as the limestone, so it is hard to see.
Any opinions are personal.
User avatar
FW
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Oct 18, 2005 12:45 pm
Location: GA
Name: Forrest Wilson
NSS #: 16631
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Cave Diving Section
  


Return to Cave Diving Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users