posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:49 AM
What these guys are doing in the video I posted are on a different level of existence. Anything I may have ever done pales in comparison to what
these guys are doing. Seriously.
Just to give an example; If you dive to the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool, you might need to pop your ears, or at least feel the
pressure. That's 10 feet. If you dive to 30' feet you will need to pop your ears or they will rupture.
If you SCUBA dive to 100' feet below the surface, regular "air" 70% nitrogen and 30% Oxygen will begin to become toxic, creating a symptom called
Nitrogen Narcosis. At just 100'. Some can go deeper, but not much. I can go to 140'. Well used to.
At 150' feet you need to start thinking about mixed gas, just 150' feet. At 200' feet you need to be full mixed gas including helium. Below 200'
everything changes, and now all of a sudden you start needing tons of helium.
500' feet...600' feet...now we're talking about tens of tons of helium. At 900' feet, where these guys are diving, they're going through probably 10
tons of helium an hour per diver. Costs $100,000 / hour to keep one of these divers down. That's just "cost". Then you have to add in the ship, the
dive complex and all the support crew. $1,000,000 per day is a thrifty cost to do what these guys are doing...and they're recycling the helium even
(which costs even more).
What you're seeing in the video I posted is just staggeringly expensive. Not some trivial jump in the lake.
The danger is off the scale too...nobody will insure these guys. Not during their dives...and not ever after. No one knows what the long term
effects of this are. Its why I got out. The danger is just off the hook! Just crazy dangerous.