How many times have you ever thought about being bent? How many dives
have you accumulated? Are you careless about DCS because you have never been bent? This is the story of a world-class
Cave Diver Specialty Instructor/PADI MSDT who suffered a severe DCS ll "hit" that left him quadriplegic after a short, cool-off
dive at his island home on Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean.
Careless? Hardly ! This instructor had accumulated more
than 3,000 dives during his diving career which began at age 13 and ran uninterrupted till age 67 at which time this story
unfolded. He had never even had the slightest indication of any DCS l or DCS ll during his entire diving career.
He was known as "Mr. Conservative," who was alleged to be ready for anything anytime even in shallow open water.