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Old 08-04-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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RIP Natalia Molchanova

God speed to her and sincere condolences to her family and friends. Quite possibly the best freediver in history.http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...sc=ipad&f=1001
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

May Natalia rest on eternal peace.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

May she rest in peace.

According to the article:
"She was diving without fins to around 30 to 40 m and supposable got into strong underwater current,"

I will go ahead and asume it was a downward current, anyone have any experience with one of those..must be hard dealing with a thing like that without fins.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:50 AM   #4
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

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Old 08-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #5
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

I am starting to question if I should stop entirely, every story I hear reduces my bottom time, my concentration, everything. It's so sad to hear this, and I force myself to remind myself that the simple general rules apply to everyone. RIP. So sad, I'm gutted
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:23 PM   #6
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

Sad sad news.


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I am starting to question if I should stop entirely, every story I hear reduces my bottom time, my concentration, everything. It's so sad to hear this, and I force myself to remind myself that the simple general rules apply to everyone. RIP. So sad, I'm gutted
Consider a Freedive Recovery Vest. Im working on getting one myself.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:33 AM   #7
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

Still is a mystery what happened, but very sad indeed. With regards to a recovery vest, getting one is one thing and using it is another. I bought one for me and my brother (who incidentally suffered a wet SWB once) but I am finding it hard to get oneself to use it. It is quite large and cumbersome and not easy to travel with. Instead I simply just halved my downtime. I guess if you are in one location and not using aircraft to go from one place to another it could be less of a problem.
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

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Still is a mystery what happened, but very sad indeed. With regards to a recovery vest, getting one is one thing and using it is another. I bought one for me and my brother (who incidentally suffered a wet SWB once) but I am finding it hard to get oneself to use it. It is quite large and cumbersome and not easy to travel with. Instead I simply just halved my downtime. I guess if you are in one location and not using aircraft to go from one place to another it could be less of a problem.
why is it hard to travel with? i know this is an old thread but is the current model hard to travel with?
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:38 AM   #9
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Re: RIP Natalia Molchanova

The FRV is hard to travel with because you have to explain to TSA/Airport Security what it is, generally go through secondary inspection and show them their own rules that show that a lifevest with CO2 is allowed (always carry a copy of that regulation).

I also understand the cumbersome argument as we already carry a lot of dive gear. It can be frustrating to add more to the equation.

That said, I never notice mine in the water. The hassle at the airport is manageable. The things works just like it is supposed to.

Overall, I am very happy with it and thankful to have it. I'm sure my wife/kids are too.
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