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Re: Yeah, that's Open Water..

May 12, 2017 08:40AM
Being more in free diving than SCUBA you are always by yourself and normally out of sight from any boat. Good or bad if your spearfishing you normally don't want to be around anyone else. Generally you will be dropped off in the current and you will say I'm going with the current and pick me up in about an hour down current. Years ago I was on a dive boat after a competition off the coast of the Florida Keys. I was the only free diver and talked my way on board so I could see the famous Statute of Christ underwater. The boat was filled with beginning SCUBA divers from Minnesota who had never been in the ocean before. The current was ripping as you could see from the anchor line. Being just with fins and mask I was in first. I knew that the others with all their gear would be in trouble. Sure enough, just as I was beginning to get ahead of the bow I heard the dive master yelling for everyone to get back in the boat. Too late for the Minnesota people as they were now spread out all over the ocean and down current for at least a mile. The rest of the day we spent picking them up. Never did get to see the Statute of Christ.

So these things do happen. Not sure what really took place in that movie but the dive master or skipper is supposed to take a count before and after a dive before moving to another location or simply going home. I have an acquaintance who lost his license for failing to do just that and he left a diver overnight who was eventually rescued the next morning.

  Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

JamesJM364May 10, 2017 08:21AM

  Re: Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

waterfield183May 10, 2017 08:58AM

  I remember that movie...

JamesJM174May 10, 2017 09:05AM

  Re: I remember that movie...

waterfield174May 10, 2017 09:25AM

  Re: Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

IowaRam173May 10, 2017 09:42AM

  Re: Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

MamaRAMa164May 10, 2017 10:10AM

  The Shallows

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sstrams115May 22, 2017 12:21PM

  I thought this might be...

JamesJM123May 22, 2017 12:42PM

  Re: I thought this might be...

MamaRAMa120May 22, 2017 12:54PM

  Well, let's see..

sstrams184May 10, 2017 11:33AM

  Just adding a few

Atlantic Ram167May 10, 2017 01:20PM

  Re: Just adding a few

waterfield143May 12, 2017 08:49AM

  I lost my Life of Pi novel...

JamesJM173May 12, 2017 09:27AM

  Re: Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

IowaRam162May 11, 2017 06:14PM

  oh, thought of perhaps the best

JamesJM178May 11, 2017 08:05PM

  One with blount ending. I KNOW SST has seen it!

Ramgator168May 12, 2017 07:38AM

  Yeah, that's Open Water..

sstrams168May 12, 2017 07:56AM

  Re: Yeah, that's Open Water..

waterfield167May 12, 2017 08:40AM

  Well, what happened..

sstrams192May 12, 2017 09:24AM

  Re: Well, what happened..

waterfield181May 12, 2017 09:40AM

  Its not scary... Attachments

sstrams163May 12, 2017 11:02AM

  Re: Its not scary...

waterfield156May 12, 2017 01:27PM

  Yeah, I always..

sstrams157May 12, 2017 02:37PM

  My ONE dive and I was left on my own!!!!!

Ramgator178May 12, 2017 04:11PM

  I remember a cheesy but creepy 70s flick. "Shock Waves".

Ramgator163May 16, 2017 03:43PM

  I'm going Ocean's 11

ferragamo79106May 17, 2017 09:20AM

  Master & Commander (nm)

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canadaram133May 22, 2017 03:46PM

  I think it qualifies..

JamesJM131May 22, 2017 04:39PM

  Dang Canada! Good to see you..

sstrams110May 22, 2017 06:14PM


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sstrams100May 24, 2017 03:56AM

  I forgot about The Reef..

sstrams122May 22, 2017 06:15PM

  Re: Inspired by sstrams... best 'ocean' movie ever?

RamUK128May 23, 2017 05:34AM

  So what's your..

sstrams111May 23, 2017 06:32AM

  Now THAT is a great movie

IowaRam114May 23, 2017 07:32AM


RamUK120May 23, 2017 10:35AM

  Well, the subject matter..

sstrams120May 23, 2017 10:52AM

  Also - next year another shark movie..

sstrams135May 23, 2017 06:34AM

  Here's one for ya

IowaRam121May 23, 2017 08:03AM

  Yeah, I actually bought that movie...

sstrams116May 23, 2017 09:03AM

  A Night To Remember

IowaRam116May 23, 2017 12:30PM

  I liked Titanic...

JamesJM81May 23, 2017 12:34PM

  I was waiting for gator , but.........

IowaRam104May 23, 2017 12:36PM

  Out To Sea

IowaRam127May 23, 2017 01:04PM

  Jason and Sinbad

IowaRam127May 23, 2017 01:42PM

  The Pirate Movie !!!

IowaRam112May 23, 2017 02:25PM

  Well, the Captain Jack Sparrow movies..

sstrams98May 23, 2017 02:30PM

  I really liked the Pirates of the Caribbean

IowaRam82May 23, 2017 02:40PM

  Ok Jimmy - here's one..

sstrams118May 23, 2017 02:32PM

  The Deep?

Atlantic Ram107May 23, 2017 07:28PM

  I thought about that one..

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