Diving for facts

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Your pictorial coverage (9 April) of the search for Flight MH370 is ludicrous, as is much of the technical jargon in the accompanying article.

The search is being undertaken in water depths in excess of 1,000 metres (perhaps as much as 4,000 metres – 4 kilometres!).

The “divers taking part in the underwater search” may just make it to 50 metres assuming they have sufficient recompression and life-support facilities on board their mother craft.

I can guarantee this is not the case. One of the divers you show is free-diving from the surface (with a big breath!) while the other is filming on Scuba apparatus. This is nonsense and you do the search operation a severe injustice.

Keith McGregor

Udny

Aberdeenshire