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Security and common sense

Discussion in 'Invade Bonaire, 2013' started by Dannybot, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Dannybot

    Dannybot Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I was chatting with a fellow at work the other day. He was in Bonaire several years ago and his room got ransacked and they took several hundred dollars cash and some cameras. This happened while they were in their rooms sleeping!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He refuses to ever set foot back on the island, but fails to see where he was at fault too.

    He was staying with his family in a suite. They were all in their bedrooms with the doors closed and the air conditioners blasting away, but failed to lock the entry door to their suite. They also had their cash and valuables laying about in plain view.

    Now this comes from folks in a small central Texas town with little crime, but in the past several years, at home we no longer leave our doors unlocked while we're at home for fears of crime.

    Don't let your common sense go on vacation too. Lock up your cash, jewelry, passports and credit cards in your room safe. Don't leave your iPad, lap top, cameras and dive computers sitting out in plainview next to an open or unlocked door or window, just like at home.

    Also mark your dive gear and try to keep up with it at the rinse tanks, my booties have walked off two of the last three years in Cozumel (but I managed to get them back both times)...
    Colin Gray, cardzard and ROXANNE like this.

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