Carson High Students Lose Lives SCUBA Diving in Monterey

Breakwater in Monterey, CA
Breakwater in Monterey, CA

Two kids lost their lives diving in Monterey over the weekend. Details are limited but indications are that they ran out of air. I can’t speculate about what took place underwater. They were 16 and 17 years old.

My assumption is that inexperience played a role. Time flies underwater and new divers tend not to realize how quickly they consume air, especially if nervous, cold or swimming hard.

It doesn’t really matter. It is a horrible tragedy. I know first hand what this does to families and pray that they find strength.

I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve made over a thousand dives in that area. I taught a pool session on Friday right next door to their school. I’m sure I know who their instructors were… I just wish I could help.

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