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A Hard Lesson Learned

from the January, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

In October Undercurrent reported on two groups of divers who were lost within a week. One group lost off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean were located after more than four hours adrift by an air and sea search, while some of those lost off Malpelo were less lucky. In November, we published an article suggesting different ways in which you could avoid this happening to you. This included the German ENOS autonomous diver recovery system.

Stephane de Senneville, director of Dive Sail Travel, which contracts out its scuba business to DiveSail Consultants in Mauritius, claimed at the time, "the mistake was the decision by the divemaster to swim away from the protection of the cove and into the currents that dragged them out to sea."

We are heartened to be informed by Christiane Linkenbach of Seareq, the makers of ENOS, that "to spare his divers [a repeat of] such nightmare, Stephane de Senneville took consequences to heart and purchased ENOS."

Divers with Dive Sail Travel can be assured that they now are protected by the ENOS autonomous GPS diver-recovery system whenever they dive remote sites near Mauritius.

Hopefully, worldwide, more will follow. Pass this article on to the next liveaboard you're thinking about booking.

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