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How A Diver Stumped Airport Security

from the May, 2010 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Undercurrent contributor John Bantin wrote about his recent experience with U.S. airport security in his blog on our website, and how he was one of the lucky few to be selected for a hand search of his checked baggage. Havoc ensued - - here’s a sample:

“Out came the wetsuit. Out came two towels. Regulators with hoses were examined with knowledgeable expressions but none that fooled me. My BC was withdrawn and inexplicably held up to the light. They examined my extending emergency flag. My fins were found to contain very ominous-looking masks. They examined my hexagonal wrenches, my spanners and my diving knife until they finally found something really suspicious.”

What was it? Find out, along with the other TSA pitfalls Bantin experienced, by reading his blog post “Fortress America: Heightened Security for Flights to the USA.” His posts, and those of our other diving expert contributors, can be found by going to our website Undercurrent and clicking on “Blogs.”

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