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And just when you thought it was safe to come OUT of the water....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    JAKARTA, Indonesia–Scuba divers swept away in strong currents survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters before scrambling onto a remote Indonesian island where they faced yet another threat: a Komodo dragon.

    http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/439507

    I'll stick to sitting on a beach on Lake Huron, thank you very much.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If you'd have said Chemical Valley, I'd be impressed...
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The Jersey Shore was spectacular today
     
  4. Think I'll stick to the swim club.
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Not as much medical waste as usual?
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Not that this was ever their intent, but the biggest reason anyone goes diving in Indonesia is to see sharks.

    I went diving there when I was in college and the entire prep before we went out was "You're going to see a lot of sharks, are you OK with that?"

    The biggest we saw was a 20-footer and that scared the living shit out of me.

    One of the groups, not the one I was with, poured shark blood into the water to ensure that the big sharks (not great whites obviously) would come out.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Those people are idiots.
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Agreed. They also have tours where they'll put you in a cage and drop you where the Great Whites usually are. They pour blood into the water and release dead fish right in front of the cage.

    Needless to say, I passed on that trip as well... :D
     
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