Adventures!! Pros and Cons.
Yuri Lipski is adventurous in this world, and dangers lurk in every aspect. Blue Hole Egypt’s recklessness in these adventurous journeys has caused the loss of many lives.
If someone wants to go on an adventure like hiking, they should not go alone. They should gather a team or be part of a team. The team will plan the whole trip, and each member will train for months in the gym to build up the required physique and stamina for hiking. Only then would they be able to start? The same goes for hunting or diving or any act of the sort. Many people have died in diving accidents because of insufficient oxygen or injury.
The deadly yet beautiful Spots
Children who start participating in these adventures growing up as well-trained professionals. Yuri Lipski, a young Egyptian scuba diver, became so skilled at diving and instructing that he was considered one of the best divers in the Arabian Gulf. He used to go diving and teach at the Blue Hole in Egypt.
The Blue Hole is a famous diving spot in the red sea known for its crystal clear water and changing color. The Blue Hole is a beautiful spot but also deadly due to its unique depth. Trained divers can go down to 100m and come back unchanged. However, a fatal drop-off leading to 1000m makes diving from this point dangerous. This is why the Blue Hole is a golden point and the one end to stay away from. Yuri Lipski’s death is the most famous example of the dangers of diving in this spot.
Yuri’s dive, foolishness, or bravery?
Yuri Lipski qualified as an excellent diver in his twenties, and on the 28th of April 2000, he decided to take a shot at diving on the spot.
The deadly point about the spot was a tunnel starting at 56 m deep down that led straight into the open sea. From then on, visibility reduces, and the strong currents are hard to fight. Yuri was aware of the challenges he had to face to dive into the deadly blue hole of Egypt.
Furthermore, he had his destination and location implanted in his diving computer. That would be able to track his background, how deep he was in the water, and how much more time he could spend there. It would also calculate the total time he would need to start and end that journey.
He discovered that the tunnel’s arc was shorter than expected when he did more pre-planning. He also realized that solid waves were coming that day, making it harder to exit the tunnel once he entered it.
When Tariq shared this information with the other divers, they were struck by it and decided to cancel the plan. Yuri had planned and calculated everything and had all the necessary equipment as per the standard for deep diving. However, his only mistake was going alone, which was his last mistake.
Yuri Lipski footage of overconfidence Backfiring
But even today, people wonder what makes Yuri so unique from the other divers who might have been there alone and died like him either before him or after him. The thing that made his name eternal was the footage of his dive into the sea.
He secured his camera on his helmet and splashed!! He is in the water. His camera recorded every single moment of the dive. It showed that Yuri couldn’t control his descent from the arch down to a depth of 115m and landed there with a silent thud. He ripped his mask off and his regulator out of his mouth just as the last air pieces left his lungs. He tries to inflate his buoyancy jacket while his disrupted mind hardly comprehends that his life is 115m above the shore. The camera last recorded Yuri’s body shaking one last time, and then he remained still on the surface beneath 115m in the sea.
It’s a mystery as to what was the cause of his unbalance and not having enough air. Some say it was the nitrogen in the air, but we never know. This was the consequence of being too reckless. Yuri just increased the no of Blue Hole deaths.
Yuri Lipski wasn’t the first diver!!??
Tariq Omer, the world’s most renowned deep-water diver, received a request from Yuri’s mother to find his body. He was saddened by the death of someone as young as Yuri Lipski and decided to go on the expedition alone to honor him. He returned Yuri’s body and belongings, including the camera, to his mother. Initially, Tariq thought the camera was not made for such depths and probably would not work. However, his grief increased when he saw that it worked perfectly until the end. This made Yuri’s mother even more grief-stricken.
Later in his life, during several interviews, Tariq claimed that Yuri wasn’t the only one who had died in that spot. He had seen hundreds of bodies lying there for an unknown period; some were too deep to extract. Each of the deceased appeared to be an experienced and overconfident diver who had underestimated the danger lurking in that spot. They scribbled the names of the bodies that could not be recovered on a roadside memorial to remember them.
Here are several mysterious stories that always give you some points to ponder. This incident proves to all humankind that we should not be overconfident, even if we are the best at something.
And that we shouldn’t do something if it’s too dangerous for our life and no one else is helping us; leave it. Some of us would learn from it. Some won’t, and those who don’t will damage themselves.