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October 2018    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 44, No. 10   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Whatís the Craziest Thing Youíve Seen While Diving?

from the October, 2018 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Undercurrent subscriber William Domb (Riviera Beach, FL) came across this story on a website about crazy things people have seen in boats.

"I was on a dive vacation in the Florida Keys back in the mid-80s. We had no cell phones or digital cameras. There were pay phones and film cameras back then. We went into the water, and no sooner did I get to the bottom at around 30 feet, when a heel strap on my fin broke and the fin fell off. I picked it up and signaled to my dive buddy that I was going up to the dive boat to get a replacement."

"I surfaced maybe 20 yards from the transom on the stern and saw the dive boat captain standing with his shorts off, naked from the waist down, holding a camera over his junk. He took a picture, then put the camera back into a diver's gear bag, rooted around in another bag, pulled a camera out of it, aimed it at his junk and took a picture. He was not the paragon of health or physical fitness, and I started laughing so hard that my regulator shot out of my mouth and the Captain looked up and said, 'Aww shit!' and stomped his feet like a little kid caught in the cookie jar. He put his shorts back on and signaled me to approach the boat. I grabbed the transom and handed my fin up."

"He said, 'I've been doing this for years and never been caught. Give the tourists something to talk about when they get home.' Since my camera was ashore, I just laughed, put my fin back on and finished the dive."

We wonder . . . what sort of crazy thing have you seen while on a dive trip? If you've witnessed something equally outrageous, tell us about it by emailing BenDDavison@undercurrent.org

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