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Old July 8th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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Default Story about being left behing at sea while diving

Did anyone see the program about being left behind while scuba diving? How terrifing that would be, I'm afraid of the water and my husband wants me to go snorkeling with him. What if we're left behind?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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No, but that scares me to. Because my friends CS wants to go snorkeling in Mexico. Yikes!!!

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I saw that, really scary!! That was Scuba diving though. With snorkeling you are not going to go as far afield and you are (I think) far less likely to get left behind. Hopefully 'divemaster' will chime in on this one.
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The movie Open Water was based on scuba divers left behind at the end of the movie the scuba diver couple was dinner for the sharks!!!
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Obviously, the person who was responsible for the group was a seedy person who doesn't deserve to be on the face of this world because he doesn't care for his fellow man.
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The dive company says its there fault for going out of range, but the current took them
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I saw that, really scary!! That was Scuba diving though. With snorkeling you are not going to go as far afield and you are (I think) far less likely to get left behind. Hopefully 'divemaster' will chime in on this one.
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When we snokeled in St Maarten you could see land and easily reach it. Plus the captain took a head count before and after the snokeling. This was a carnival shore X.
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Hi:

Snorkeling / skin diving takes place generally on or near the surface of the water column so you are far easier to keep track of. Divers in current underwater can move fast and if they surface in swells become lost from sight. If diving shallow you use a dive float and line you hold to mark your position on the surface. If deep you use safety sausages (long tall red/yellow/orange floats with optional lights and reflectors) when you surface and very loud whistles or air horns (quackers).

Divers should take a course in current (drift) diving before they get out in open water. Being an auditor, I trust only what I can verify and check out my operators before I drift dive with them - please do the same. As to divers being shark bait, kiddo and I have dived with the critters and at each scout campout we find venomous snakes, spiders, and etc. You make it a point to learn about your gotcha critters and other dangers and mitigate risk by adjusting your behavior. Realistically You are far more likely to die in a car accident on your way to a dive than become fish food on a dive.

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