Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
February 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 43, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Not a Diving Accident

from the February, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

On December 16th, a diver in Thailand was found with his throat cut, tied to a concrete post by his BC. His body was found about 200 meters (220 yards) off Samae, a popular beach on the island of Koh Larn, near Pattaya, one of Thailand's biggest seaside resorts -- with a reputation for harboring international criminal networks. Authorities initially thought it was a middle-aged Russian, but a dive shop owner in Pattaya said the man resembled one of his clients. Eventually, the diver was identified as an American, Thomas Kech, who had arrived in Thailand on a tourist visa in 2013 and had been living in Bangkok with his Thai wife.

Police say that he had been spearfishing, and have called it a suicide, after his wife produced an email from her husband saying it was "time to fulfill my life dream of moving on" and says goodbye, adding that he transferred money to her bank account for her to "find someone who can make your dreams come true," adding that he was leaving "in great mind, body and spirit." Still, from a diver's point of view, calling this a suicide seems pretty fishy.

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2024 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.