Layang Layang Blues

Diving in Layang Layang, Sabah, Malaysia. The cheapest place to see schooling Hammerheads annually (if you are lucky).

Sunday, August 12, 2007

ANOTHER BUNCH OF IDIOTS

Wx- get your body burned time. Sea-bloody flat. No wind

Not much marine action going on UW. When the sea gets calmer and the dolphins come out to play, we will let you guys know.

We have a bunch of guys from some Govt Ministry playing around with a remote model airplane (UAV). Bigger than the normal hobby types. From what we can see this bunch of guys doing, it reminds us of an old chinese saying "nothing to do but shoot aeroplanes". And if you don't know what that means, go ask a cantonese friend that's older than you.

And not to be outdone another bunch of idiot divers went down to 60M. A.....holes looking for 6x6x2 holes permanently. We won't name the countries they are from (all being equal fools). And all for what? Horse Eye Jacks. Yes my friends, JACKS.

Then as if to reinforce that there is such a thing as Decompression sickness/illness, a diver gets hit. Could not medevac him out cos it was 5 pm when he got hit (remember? runway no night lights, pilots happy hours in KK and no other aircraft available). Sent him out 0830 next day and in Labuan GH by 10.30 and warded in for observation. Next stop will be the chamber. Lucky the chamber was available and we had to fly the chamber crews from KK to Labuan to run it. Looks like he won't be able to fly back to Australia by day after tomorrow. Hope he had travel insurance to cover his ticket. And that's all folks.

Your life is in your hands or brains, ACCIDENTS do happen and we are not GOD's gift to the fishes. We are only diving to enjoy the wonders of the sea and NOT trying to find out if we are stupid enough to join the sea permanently.

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Asther said…

    Sigh... some people tend to be overly defensive when rules are imposed on them. They failed to understand that there's always a fair reason why such rules are set to protect both the guests & resort alike.

    Why have a holiday when you want to take uncalculated, unnecessary, and unprofitable risks? One can do that at own backyard!

     
  • At 2:38 PM, Blogger scooter_qld said…

    Just to be clear, the diver who got DCS was NOT one of the "idiots" who went to 60m. He had been diving the profiles recomended by the dive master for all dives. He was an experienced diver with over 200 logged dives over the last 7 years. Accidents do happen, he was just unfortunate that his body reacted to the stresses placed on it by diving in an unfortunate way.

    How do I know all this you ask? I am the diver in question and no, I didn't have insurance to cover my ticket, but as it was only back to KL it wasn't that big an effort to change it.

     

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