Lost divers should pay for their rescue
The story of the two missing divers in Australia, as I reported about, just a few days ago, is going to some interesting twists and loops.
I'm about to post a couple of links in this blog post which are all worth reading, but are too long to put full text up in my blog, so please click on the links to the articles accordingly.
First of all, here's an interesting article from the UK based 'The Guardian' about their ordeal and their rescue. Very interesting and worthwhile reading.
After this story, the next headline this story makes is that "Divers sell story for $1.1m as the blame game begins" as reported in the 'The Age', an Australian paper.
Even the BBC chimes in on their website with this article; 'Lost divers 'should pay rescue' .
American Alison Dalton and Briton Dick Neely after their rescue in a rescue helicopter
The real kicker however seems to be right now that there's a discussion going on about who must pay for the rescue, and the two divers supposedly have been approached to pay for their rescue! Here's a related article from the Daily Telegraph.On Scubaboard is a lively discussion going on about this event in this thread (first register using the first link named Scubaboard and once the registration is completed or if you are already a Scubaboard member, log in to the thread link).
Lots of discussion about the guilt question and also good tips about safety precautions and safety dive equipment.
It also turns out that the male diver used to work in Thailand for a couple of years, around Phuket.
As a direct result, go out and buy your power whistle, signalling mirror, plastic bag, dive alert, strobe, back up strobe and extra long safety sausage! Don't waste time, just do it.
Being out in the open ocean on your own or with your buddy is no fun, been there and have a T-shirt to prove it but could have easily done without the shirt!
Labels: Diving, general