Kinda Neat and Strange...What Are The Odds...

I went scuba diving last week. To me, snorkeling is just about as good for reef watching and scuba is a whole lot more trouble and risky.

I wanted to give my 11 year old nephew the experience of scuba diving so we both signed up for the discovery scuba dive. Basically they instruct you, make you prove you can do a few “what if this goes wrong” operations like, what if your mouthpiece falling out 40 feet under water.

The instructor then told us about a few plants to stay away from and we were off on our adventure.

After 30 minutes or so I got distracted watching some cool features/creatures on a reef when something grabbed me violently from behind and started shaking me. I turned around and my instructor was motioning me to move away from my position and he pointed to one of the forbidden stinging creatures that I was now wallowing on.

I did feel a stinging on my right elbow but figured it was a scratch. Oh well.

Some where in that shaking and escape from the stinging creature I managed to loose the disposable underwater camera that I had in my left pocket. So somewhere at Cane Bay, 30 feet under water was a lost camera.

The next day we were hiking to the tidal pools a mile or so down from Cane Bay when Michael reached down in the pool and said, “Look, someone lost their camera.”

It was our camera that I lost the day before under water a mile away and it had somehow ended up where we were going the next day.

Queue the Twilight Zone music…..

10 comments:

MELackey said...

must mean your're living right...

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

that's wicked weird

territerri said...

Go buy a lottery ticket NOW!

Jay said...

The camera was very attached to you and wanted very much to find you again.

Jay Gray said...

In all seriousness that is AWESOME. Talk about a small world!

Jay Gray said...

What would be awesome is if you get it developed and some chicks had picked it up and taken naked photos and then thrown it back in the sea so it could make it's way back to you!

PS. please make copies for me if that happened.

Reggie said...

Jay Gray...I had those instructions given already. It wasn't my camera, I was just using it. I told my friend as I returned the camera, "Any nekkid pics come back to me."

mr zig said...

crazy weird - and cool!

Ali said...

Doo dee doo dee doo dee doo dee - wait...that may be a news program opening tune...whatever, I'm singing it out loud :)

And cool about the camera. I agree with Melackey, you must be doing something right.

Michael said...

That was the camera with all the shark pictures from the Buck island trip. I want copies of the nekkid shark pics ;)