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Friday Fun - Do You Have Your Dive Buddy?

Friday Fun is P.M. Info Systems' weekly blog post on everything SCUBA!

On Sunday, April 3rd (Happy Birthday to my sister, Kerry) I saw this post on Twitter by PADI that made me laugh! It states: "The only pickup line that might actually work: 'Do you need a dive buddy'?"

So, I did a re-tweet because I really do need a dive buddy. My buddy lives in California and I'm in Michigan now.

But I'm posting about this because I was going through my dive log and came across one of my dives on May 26, 2010, in Cozumel, Palancar Caves. The water was a nice 86 degrees, but the visibility was only 20 feet, not good for Cozumel. The current was strong and as hard as I tried not to fight it, I couldn't get out of it, so I let it take me so I could save my oxygen. As I'm being swept away, all that was going through my mind at the time, was the movie "Finding Memo". The part where Marlin and Dory are with the turtles in the EAC, and they are ready to exit, and the big dude turtle called Crush asks them "Do you have your exit buddy?". I did not have my "exit" buddy or my "dive" buddy, he was long gone. He tried grabbing me before I got swept away but missed me. 😂 👌

The PADI post reminds me of that dive in Cozumel. Do I have my dive buddy? Do you?

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