Sunday, October 9, 2011

I've Always Hated Diving And Divers

I can't tell you how many times I've thought of doing this. I'm on a boat with some pain in the ass for a few weeks, going to Malaysia or something. Just TRAPPED with some idiot. "Hey why don't you try scuba diving? Some nice coral reefs here." And then when they dive in, take off.

I would say it's kind of unfair to do this to TOURISTS though. But there's a lesson here. You want a VACATION. To me vacation spells h-o-t-e-l room. Sleep late. Lay in the sun and drink. A little gambling, maybe say hello to a nice lady who will come to your room for awhile after her husband falls asleep? When I hear about people scuba diving or getting killed hang gliding or out on one of those stupid jetskis I just think, "learn to RELAX babe."

The ocean is a perilous place. Leave it to the professionals. And while this looks bad, contrary to what these guys thought, they did not DIE. They sound a little whiny, so maybe that's why they were left out there. Or the boat guys could have just forgot. You can't remember every little tourist and detail. You can get baked out there, especially after a few beers. Some days I can't even remember my name.
The US Coast Guard said Tuesday it was investigating a Florida tourism company that left behind two tourists while they were scuba diving.

The tourists -- Paul Kline and Fernando Garcia Puerta -- were rescued by a private yacht which found them clinging to a buoy in shark-infested waters.

"The incident is under investigation," Coast Guard spokeswoman Sabrina Elgammal told AFP.

"We got a call that the two people were picked up in the sea and there was no medical harm and they went back to port," she said.

RJ Diving Ventures of Miami Beach took a group of 30 people, including Kline and Garcia, in a boat to scuba dive in the open ocean, the Miami Herald reported.

When Kline and Garcia surfaced, however, they found that the boat had gone.

"We were in shock," Kline, 44, told the newspaper. "We could easily have died."

RJ Diving Ventures did not respond to requests for comment.

[Associated Press]

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