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Get it wrong and you're dead

Appeared in DIVER March 1999

The diving world was shocked when famed British diver Rob Palmer died in mysterious circumstances in the Red Sea - last seen at 120m on air and still descending. John Bantin, a close friend of Rob's, explains why after a week of madness his death came as no surprise

Rob Palmer
Rob Palmer
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