Soundings Soundings

Night dive

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.843/a (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:843
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner.
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    My wife and I were coming to the surface after a night scuba dive. I was looking up at the surface of the water as we hung at a depth of 5 metres. The light from my torch was reflecting back off the black undersurface of the water in diverse, coloured beams. We seemed to be suspended under the ceiling of a huge, dark room that extended every way into blackness.

    After the requisite stop we ascended slowly, turning in a …

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