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(CNN)   Five of the seven women scuba divers who went missing the other day have been found, safe and wrinkly   (cnn.com) divider line 29
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2014-02-18 08:20:11 AM
That part is always a little shrivelled looking.
 
2014-02-18 08:25:16 AM
Captain's report is a might thin. How long did he wait for them? At what point did he call for help? Did he wait onsite for searchers to arrive before leaving? Did be miss the beginning of the tv show he was so eager to get home to, and was it a Benny Hill marathon?

/he could have been *in* a Benny Hill episode if he'd done it right
 
2014-02-18 08:25:57 AM
*mite. A mite thin.
 
2014-02-18 08:28:45 AM
7 women go in the water
5 came out
sharks got the rest
 
2014-02-18 08:35:41 AM
fark, I hope none of them were my students.

Scuba diving is like the number 2 hobby after travel among middle class housewives in Japan.
 
2014-02-18 08:36:13 AM
But is there a 7 of 9?
 
2014-02-18 08:56:23 AM

TheraTx: 7 women go in the water
5 came out
sharks got the rest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfn43SfOTeE
 
2014-02-18 08:59:12 AM
Who knew whaling could be so dangerous?
 
2014-02-18 09:02:13 AM

TheraTx: 7 women go in the water
5 came out
sharks got the rest


Farewell and adieu, my fair Spanish ladies,
Farewell and adieu, fair ladies of Spain...
 
2014-02-18 09:03:53 AM
What kind of scuba boat captain just leaves people in the water???? Eventually they'll surface. There isn't more than an hour of air in those tanks.

I could see it being scary for a novice diver if the water suddenly got very cloudy and you had no visibility. Sometimes you can get disorientated and not know which way is up, but that is why you have a compass and a depth gauge or dive computer.
 
2014-02-18 09:10:13 AM

brimed03: Captain's report is a might thin. How long did he wait for them? At what point did he call for help? Did he wait onsite for searchers to arrive before leaving? Did be miss the beginning of the tv show he was so eager to get home to, and was it a Benny Hill marathon?

/he could have been *in* a Benny Hill episode if he'd done it right


This.  Sounds like he waited fifteen, and bailed...wtf?

/also, you know how it is...you rescue one, and thirty minutes later, you want to rescue another
//so very, very sorry
 
2014-02-18 09:12:18 AM

vernonFL: What kind of scuba boat captain just leaves people in the water???? Eventually they'll surface. There isn't more than an hour of air in those tanks.


No kidding.  How long did he wait for deciding, ah fark it, they must be dead - I'm going home before my hair gets wet.  Also, did he immediately report them missing upon return from the water?  How is it that they had to be found by fishermen days later?
 
2014-02-18 09:12:29 AM

vernonFL: What kind of scuba boat captain just leaves people in the water???? Eventually they'll surface. There isn't more than an hour of air in those tanks.

I could see it being scary for a novice diver if the water suddenly got very cloudy and you had no visibility. Sometimes you can get disorientated and not know which way is up, but that is why you have a compass and a depth gauge or dive computer.


Disoriented. Not disorientATed. No such word, johnny.
 
2014-02-18 09:33:02 AM
So they looked for them for a little while then said fark it, and left and didn't even bother to tell anyone?
 
2014-02-18 09:47:26 AM
One found dead so I assume she got nibbled on by a shark. I could see one or two people getting abandoned by a boat like in the Australian incident that was shown in Open Water but 7 seems a little high even for a third world hellhole like Indonesia.

www.complainerman.com

All they ever found was some gear with a note in grease pencil on a board.
 
2014-02-18 09:53:08 AM

OscarTamerz: One found dead so I assume she got nibbled on by a shark. I could see one or two people getting abandoned by a boat like in the Australian incident that was shown in Open Water but 7 seems a little high even for a third world hellhole like Indonesia.

[www.complainerman.com image 354x500]

All they ever found was some gear with a note in grease pencil on a board.


The tension almost killed me.  I was dumbfounded at the end, mostly because it was a true story and it really emphasises the fact that real life doesn't have Hollywood endings.  I expected the rescue to turn up even as the water turned red!
 
2014-02-18 10:44:52 AM
Someone is going to be doing a LOT of paperwork.
 
2014-02-18 10:51:23 AM
Sheesh, women divers.  amirite?
 
2014-02-18 11:07:55 AM

The Envoy: OscarTamerz: One found dead so I assume she got nibbled on by a shark. I could see one or two people getting abandoned by a boat like in the Australian incident that was shown in Open Water but 7 seems a little high even for a third world hellhole like Indonesia.

[www.complainerman.com image 354x500]

All they ever found was some gear with a note in grease pencil on a board.

The tension almost killed me.  I was dumbfounded at the end, mostly because it was a true story and it really emphasises the fact that real life doesn't have Hollywood endings.  I expected the rescue to turn up even as the water turned red!


Where I live is famous for cave diving, and every few years someone doesn't make it out of one of the local springs.  I've only read about a few "last words" messages though... could just be under reported...
 
2014-02-18 11:44:46 AM
actually from the article... they have found 6 of the seven... but only 5 of the 6 they've found are alive.
 
2014-02-18 11:48:24 AM
This happened in Thailand not too long ago. Boat captain decided to head home early and left the divers behind. In the Thai case another dive boat from a different company happened to come by and spot the abandoned divers after just a short wait.
 
2014-02-18 11:59:38 AM
Captain didn't want to be out in slightly rainy weather, and abandoned the tourists. It's obvious and stupid.

That said, I'm a little surprised they didn't all make it - just how far from land were they diving? 5 of them hung out on some above-water rocks (according to the article, 1 was found away from the rocks trying to flag down a boat). Somehow the groups got separated, which I can believe but which shows some terrible dive planning.

No, I don't think the other 2 died due to sharks. That is very rare. More likely one panicked and did something stupid, the other instructor tried to save her and both ended up dead. I know a Japanese lady who used to do dive trips with Japanese people (now she sticks to snorkel trips and photography), she had horror stories of people surfacing without telling her and doing other stupid things and said it was very common with Japanese divers.

In any case, the captain and boat company are at fault (who lets a captain they don't know pilot their boat when it's full of tourists?).
 
2014-02-18 12:12:56 PM

vernonFL: What kind of scuba boat captain just leaves people in the water???? Eventually they'll surface. There isn't more than an hour of air in those tanks.

I could see it being scary for a novice diver if the water suddenly got very cloudy and you had no visibility. Sometimes you can get disorientated and not know which way is up, but that is why you have a compass and a depth gauge or dive computer.


I agree, what was he thinking? You can swim a long ways underwater in an hour but you can still see the boat when you surface, and then you have a long swim back to it.

Do you even dive though? While you are weightless and it can mess with your sense of orientation, unless you get tumbled by wave action you know which way is up. These things called bubbles that you are trailing along show the way and you can see them even in 1' visibility or during a night dive.
A compass won't help finding 'up' either...
Not snarking, just clarifying. That boat captain farked up!

Not trying to snark, just clear up some important details
 
2014-02-18 12:29:50 PM
the real story here is .....

corpses in the spring water.

/not thirsty
 
2014-02-18 12:30:58 PM
dang...  IDNRTFA.
 
2014-02-18 01:05:55 PM
I have had the misfortune to dive with a group of Japanese divers. not a fun experience...
 
2014-02-18 01:25:03 PM
"But about 15 minutes later, it was cloudy. I tried to find them but my efforts produced no results," the captain's statement reads."

I want to know the time that this happened. If it was around 9:00 pm EST and he needed to get home to watch True Detective on HBO, I am giving him a pass.
 
2014-02-18 05:19:42 PM
He left them after 15 minutes because it started raining? Drown the bastard.
 
2014-02-19 05:48:32 PM

OscarTamerz: One found dead so I assume she got nibbled on by a shark. I could see one or two people getting abandoned by a boat like in the Australian incident that was shown in Open Water but 7 seems a little high even for a third world hellhole like Indonesia.

[www.complainerman.com image 354x500]

All they ever found was some gear with a note in grease pencil on a board.


"Aint gonna catch me cuba divin"

//obscure?
 
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