Published References

This was one of the first reports examining the role of panic in recreational scuba fatalities.  The recommendation was made to teach all students how to recognize and cope with "speed breathing" and "regain control of his/her breathing before it is too late."

Sensation Seeking Personality Traits of Recreational Scuba Divers. David McD Taylor, Kevin S O’Toole, Thomas E Auble, Christopher M Ryan and David R Sherman, South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) Journal Volume 31 No.1 March 2001.