Timpanogos Emergency Response Dive Squad
Who We Are
We are heroic volunteer mountain rescue divers specializing in dramatic high altitude dives, standing ready to help those who run afoul of Mount Timpanogos’s dangerous waters. In at least one way we are better trained than other dive teams because we have Zombie Apocalyse Diver certification, and can therefore deal with an unexpected and extreme emergency that would leave other rescuers flatfooted and stupified.
What We Do
If someone falls into a lake on Timp, and if we are called upon to rescue them, and if we are able to catch a timely flight up the mountain, and if our nitrogen is at a safe level, then we will boldly deploy into the water to rescue the unfortunate soul. Hoc facimus ut alii spirent: this we do that others may breathe.
This web page was put together on a bored evening; it is a bit facetious. But this warning is serious: don’t try this at home. Or rather, don’t try this on Mt. Timpanogos. Diving at altitudes above 10,000 feet is experimental diving, not recreational diving. Dive tables don’t apply, and your dive computer won’t work correctly either. In fact, above 10,000 feet quite a few things change because of atmospheric pressure differences. A frigid lake high in a wilderness area is not a good place to have a dive accident. The laws of physics include a death penalty.
If you’re curious about diving at lower high altitudes, take a look right here:
- Altitude and Decompression Sickness
- Living in Thin Air: Diving at Altitude
- Altitude Diving: Understanding the Tables
- Diving at Altitude: A Simplified Method to Obtain the Correct Pressure (archived)
- At-Altitude Arithmetic
- Diving at Altitude
- Which Dive Computers for High Altitude Diving?
- Nitrox and Diving at Altitude
- Altitude Diving
- SDI Altitude Diver
- PADI Altitude Diver