Diving French Polynesia: Moorea

©2001 Ken Riddick
Divermaster Oliver attempts to feed "mouth-to-mouth" a hawksbill turtle on Oponohu Canyons reef. Oliver also served as the official videographer for Bathy's Club dive shop. He would shoot each dive, hoping to sell newlyweds and tourists a bit of a more permanent memory from their trip to French Polynesia. He actually did quite a nice job. His art also served another important function. Divers must spend often-tedious time between dives in what is known as surface interval -- or SIT -- time, respiring excess nitrogen the tissues take on during time at depths. Oliver's videos gave us the opportunity to actually watch the dive we had only just completed, while we burned off our nitrogen waiting for the next dive.

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