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PADI Underwater NavigatorYou and your buddy have waited for a long time to make this dive. Last week it was cancelled, because the weather didn't cooperate with your schedule. This morning nothing went wrong. You and your buddy geared up and performed a perfect giant stride from the side of the Splash. It was to be expected that you had to take a little longer to come down, because you had recently had a cold and this was your first time underwater since. No worries though. After 10 minutes of swimming descent, you reach the wreck.
24 minutes into the dive, your buddy signals you he only has 1900 PSI left in his tank and you decide to turn the dive and get back to the point of origin. You follow the line back to the exterior of the wreck and then you see that apparently the weather has changed and so did the viz. It takes you another 15 minutes to reach the surface in what you think was the correct direction. Your stomach slowly turns into a knot while you ascent.
However, the crew of the OTHER VESSEL that moored 320 feet away from you, is happy to take you on board and have a great laugh amongst eachother, while you wonder what on earth went wrong.
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