Cory Monk, aka "Ginge"...
Patrick M - Advanced / Civil Engineer
December 31, 2007 at 10:10:17
It is hard to beleive the accuracy of the CDNN article about Ginge using malfunctioning equipment on his fatal dive. I just vacationed on the Nekton Pilot Live-a-Board with my family and friends November 3-10, 2007; there is so much extra equipment on board that if Ginge, who was an extrememly experienced diver and wonderful person, knew his equipment was malfunctioning he would have swapped it out. Hearing this dreadful news only reinforces the #1 Cardinal Rule of SCUBA Diving, "Never dive without a buddy."
Another thing which is more imaginable is that when we all boarded the Nekton Pilot crew ensured every diver had a safety sausage and, like me, if you didn't they gave you one and made sure you had it on most of your dives. Again, I and my family and friends who where diving with Ginge just over a month and a half ago are very sad to hear of this news. Ginge was such a easy going fun guy. I am sorry for his parents loss and will keep him in my prayers.