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Not Sure How I'd Handle This

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Decopus, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Decopus

    Decopus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: London, Ontario
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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Palm Harbor, Florida
    While doing a night dive at Hudson Grotto* (a place where even a day dive may as well be considered a night dive) a couple weeks after Halloween I stumbled upon a pair of legs with old beat up tennis shoes tangled in some tree branches at about 40 feet deep, IIRC. I pointed it out to my group using my flash light and continued on finishing the dive. For a moment I thought, "well this is going to be a long night talking to authorities." Once top side I mentioned it to my crew and one of them quickly dismissed it as not being real as apparently the shop that runs the sink did a pumpkin carving contest there on Halloween and put decorations all around. I never put the two together during the dive. I just figured I found the remains of a murder victim or an alligator's dinner. Went and ate some Sonny's Bar-B-Que and called it a night.

    * a 130 ffw tannin sink hole in West Pasco County Florida.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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  3. rabe

    rabe Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Brisbane
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  4. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    A local lake has a few additions. One is a boat being captained by Manny Quin. Being a DM I took a couple of students out to the boat for their first night dive. I lead the way until just before reaching the boat when I let my two students go first. They saw the boat and started to explore. Then they saw Manny Quin and about bolted to the surface. I grabbed both whilst trying not to split out my reg from laughing hard. Back on shore I told them that they would not forget their first night dive. Which we all got a good laugh from.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM
  5. N518LF

    N518LF Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: San Diego
    I honestly hope no one ever does that to me. It's one thing to walk through a fun haunted house during Halloween and see Jason or body parts. At depth when you aren't expecting, when it could actually have been a real person, not cool in my opinion. Just my $0.02, take it for what it's worth.
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  6. rabe

    rabe Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Brisbane
    ...it might be dangerous, yes.
    But it's funny.
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  7. diversteve

    diversteve custom title ScubaBoard Supporter

    I've been somewhere in the Caribbean where there's a mannequin in full dive gear near a popular shallow dive. Maybe in the BVI's? The crew ruined it though, they told us so no one rushed to the surface to report it. I never saw it but someone on the boat said it's a little tattered looking so unlikely to be confused with a real diver.
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  8. NWGratefulDiver

    NWGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Pugetropolis
    Some years ago a couple of guys put down a maniquin dressed in an old drysuit, fins, BCD and scuba tank near one of our local wreck dives. They carefully placed it so that it was partially buried underneath a piece of the wreck. It scared the bejeebers out of some local divers before it became known that it wasn't a real person ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
  9. rabe

    rabe Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Brisbane
    This is something that I'm thinking often, even though is off topic: how many times divers have found a dead body somewhere? Beside being a diver, I'm also a runner, and runners find dead bodies all the time...
    And a related topic: it would be interesting to see what happen to a body that decompose in a drysuit, which shouldn't have any exchange with the outside environment, therefore it would be a very slow and interesting way of decomposition. Don't get me wrong, I'm not sick, I'm just a curious scientist...
  10. DerekR

    DerekR Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: California
    As a former public safety diver, I can guarantee you that this would cause some serious flashbacks!

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