Deep in the shoals, Dante saw something. Now they’re stuck in a sub at 750 feet trying to find the sunken ship, Nuestra Senora de la Luz with a massive eight foot tiger shark in the water with them. There are four interns; Kaz, Star, Adriana, and Dante and Captain Vanover. Captain Vanover lets all the air out of the tanks to lift them to 250 feet.
The four interns broke the hatch. The air pressure hit them hard but they escaped. Dante, Kaz, and Adriana come up. Star immediately dropped to save the Captain who was still in the sub sinking. She managed to get down to him and checked his pulse, nothing. By the time she started swimming up, she was almost out of air. On her DECOMP a beeping noise told her she had spent too much time at this depth. It was no longer safe to return to the surface without getting the Bends. But all she cared about was getting out alive. She broke the surface in agenizing pain.
Shoals are the bottom of underwater cliffs.
Bends is when a person goes down slow and comes up fast so there’s no time to adjust to the elevation causing pain.
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