Female rebreather diver drowns after her air hose rips [Sanctum]

This one is one for my Hall of Fame! I had that one my “to put on the blog”-list for ages, time that it finally appears here. I guess many know it already, but for those who doesn’t know it…. you will see a very intense scuba peril scene.

Two divers (one female, one male) exploring in an underwater cave system. This is a dangerous task and they soon will realise that in a really bad way.

Preview:

And here is the video (longer version can be found below):

Wow! That scene is really evil. The way she struggles to survive, then panics and wants to have that scuba mask for herself, clawing on it…

…and then tries to get it back…while she weakens with every second she is out of air. Intense!

In most aspects this drowning is very realistic, the way she swallows water after she runs out of air….you won’t see a scene like that often (in a “normal” movie or TV-series).

She has doomed herself after damaging her precious air hose in a tunnel before.

Some aspects of this scene are weird to me:

—> 1) Why are there no bubbles as she damages the air hose in the tunnel? She should realise the damage herself right away. Even it started with “only” a tear in the air hose…you should be able to see that. Or he should be able to realise that much earlier….

—> 2) Ok, buddy breathing with that equipment costs a lot of oxygen. Shouldn’t they try to move in a direction together? Anywhere to safety? Buddy breathing and staying on the same point….is completely useless since no help will come to them in time. They would run out of air and would both die.

—> 3) They dive around in caves without any backup systems? Ok, they had to leave the bailout tanks, because of a very narrow tunnel. But hey, shouldn’t there be a second regulator and other safety precautions? Seems pretty…. MAD ….diving in caves like that….in my opinion.

But ok, how many new scuba scenes like this show up? Well, very few in the last 20 years. And it’s my first scene where a woman with a rebreather drown…UNIQUE!

And the struggling and drowning is done very well!

This scene is from that movie:

IMDB-link

Longer version of this scene (over minutes in total), that wasn’t allowed on YouTube:

Sanctum – long version

Some more pictures:

What do you think of that scene?

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