Sunday, June 08, 2008

Divers on 20 Mile Drift!

Now THIS is what I call a drift dive! I'm glad to hear that they found and rescued these 5 European divers who were caught in a current after their Indonesian dive. They drifted 20 miles, finally swimming to the island of Rinca, their last hope before being swept into open ocean. There, they apparently had to ward off the hungry advances of a Komodo Dragon.
What could have been a tragic new article in a dive magazine now makes a great story of survival. Kudos to the 5 divers who acted calmly to save their hides.

Photo from Yahoo news: AFB/ Andrew Yates.

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