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    Doria diver missing

    Saw this pop up. Hope he is found floating on a lift bag and unhurt.

    (July 21, 2015) The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting a missing diver near the wreck site of
    the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria 58 miles south of Nantucket.

    Petty officer Cindy Oldham of Coast Guard First District in Boston said the 64-year-old male diver off the boat John Jack out of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., was reported missing around 2:14 p.m. The diver, whose name was not released, is wearing black dive gear, and mariners are asked to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard.

    The Coast Guard cutter Juniper, patrol boat Chinook, a fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter have been dispatched to the area to assist in the search.

    The Andrea Doria sank July 26, 1956, 11 hours after a collision with the Swedish American Line's Stockholm. While 1,660 passengers were rescued, 46 people died.

    Sixteen divers have lost their lives diving on the wreck, and conditions at the wreck site are treacherous.

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    I hope the poor chaps been found without any problems.

    Out of interest not coming from that part of the world the coast guards comment of the wreck being "treacherous" has caught my attention. Anyone with local knowledge shed some light on what makes this particular wreck treacherous ?

    Cheers

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    Thinking this is because of the location middle of now where , that it is a deep wreck , the wreck has collapsed on it self and diver want to find goodies, so they take risk...
    my own opinion.

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    Its a combination of being deep, in the middle of no where, current, visibility. Pretty much every factor that can come together to make a dive challenging. Can find lots of stories of folks not making it back from that dive. Still hoping the best for the lost diver.

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    Oh ok.

    Yes, fingers crossed all turns out ok.

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    Damn, this is right in my backyard. Hopefully he's floating on a bag. The water is warm and seas pretty calm right now so he has a chance if he is.

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    Awful news. We'll keep the diver, their family, the crew and passengers in our prayers.
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    Again this is an all too familiar news blurb, I am re thinking my future deep dives as i get older.Is the risk/reward worth it? I have always felt its the quality of the dive that matters.prayers go out to all that knew him.He will be missed.

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    Quote Originally Posted by markdol2  View Original Post
    Again this is an all too familiar news blurb, I am re thinking my future deep dives as i get older.Is the risk/reward worth it? I have always felt its the quality of the dive that matters.prayers go out to all that knew him.He will be missed.
    Agreed. Some of my most memorable and best dives have been in less than 100' of water. Deep historic wrecks will always have a draw however, just not for me. I live vicariously through the stories and pictures of those that have gone before me and I respect them immensely for their explorations.

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    Re: Doria diver missing

    I lived on Martha's Vineyard before I learned to dive and remember the pretty much annual fatality on the Doria always made big news. It almost felt like something that was expected over the summer. It left me with a lot of respect for it, especially knowing the seas and weather round there. But strangely it has always had a real draw, probably for the same reasons. I can understand the pull.

    Sad news. It's a hell of an expanse of water out there too.

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