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March 1999 Vol. 14, No. 3   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Just Drop It

from the March, 1999 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Its no secret that occasionally a diver in an emergency fails to drop his weight belt because he doesnt want to lose it its valuable and, most often, rented. This thrifty thinking has led to death. In a twist on this sad tale, a British soldier died while sport diving on a wreck off Cyprus in January. He lost his fin, made a desperate attempt to retrieve it, and ran out of air. The moral of the story: save yourself first; youre worth more than a $50 fin.

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