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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Catastrophic Regulator Failure. Craig Capehart (Carmel, IN) wrote that on February 25, he witnessed a diver from Caribbean Explorer II, off Saint Kitts, suffer a catastrophic failure of her regulator's first stage, resulting in a dramatic loss of air. She had just descended to 80 feet and had nearly a full tank. Several other divers surrounded her, and she was handed another diver's alternate air source to ascend safely. Her new generation regulator was a product of the California company for which she was apparently the marketing director. After watching a video of the free-flow and ascent, we emailed her for confirmation but never heard back. No surprise there.

Belize Aggressor IV Back in the Water. After running aground at Lighthouse Reef Atoll last November (Undercurrent January '24), the popular liveaboard dry docked for repair of its damaged hull. Its first charter is scheduled for June 29....

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