Rapture of the Deep

Besides the more common "bends", foolish young divers sometimes succumbed to the exotic "Rapture of the Deep", and had to be rescued by veteran diver Lloyd Bridges, on the old weekly TV show "Sea Hunt". The idea made a strong impression on me, with my penchant for mixing the silly with the "deep". The young diver would stay down too long (Did it take more than staying down too long to set it off?), and would end up darting here and there with eyes like saucers, oblivious to the fact that his oxygen supply is running out.

I guess what stuck with me was the idea that I might be prone to intellectual "Rapture of the Deep", and so, for example, would get stuck in a sea of mathematical equations (for example), and would forget about the rest of the world, and about my life support systems.