Posted by Joe B on June 03, 2004 at 18:14:30:
In Reply to: Beating it to death some more posted by Ken Kurtis on June 03, 2004 at 17:02:23:
You're right, my bad on the EPIRB comment, I had remembered the report differently. I think my basic point is still a valid one though, the boat crew knew you were "missing" and "recovered" you.
By the way, it was not my intention to be critical of you for drifting. Your dive skills I am sure are among the elite. I'm just saying crap happens to all of us, sometimes it's negligence sometimes it's just crap. I once got blown off an anchor line when descending by two other guys coming up and drifted in a nasty mid-water current almost 200 yards before I surfaced; I just had to suck it up and kick back to the boat. Fortunately there was no surface current to speak of, visibility was fine and the boat didn't leave. But I sure would have been pissed if it did.
Too bad about those Tahitian maidens though. :)
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