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Things Are Not Always As They Seem

especially to an ill-informed passing boater

from the May, 2018 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

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The latest furor to hit scuba social media occurred after a Florida boater posted a YouTube video, showing him picking up a lone diver waiting at the surface with his surface marker safety sausage fully inflated. The furor came about because the boater wove a great tale on how he had "rescued" this "lost' diver" off Fort Lauderdale and returned him to his dive boat.

While the diver might have been grateful for the lift, he may have been equally happy to wait until he was picked up by his own boat, which at the moment was picking up their other divers in the water.

The dive boat Aquaview, operated by South Florida Diving Headquarters, can carry 35 divers. That's a lot of divers to have in the water, and most likely they were scattered about, so it takes time to pick them all up....

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