Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Why You Want To Stand Out In A Crowd, Especially On A Charter Boat

Be memorable so stuff like this doesn't happen to you:

Boat abandons Michigan snorkeler on Australian reef

The Detroit Free Press:

Australian safety officials say they’re investigating a dive boat company that accidentally left a U.S. tourist behind while he was snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Ian Cole of Michigan told The Cairns Post he panicked when he realized the boat had left without him on Saturday. He managed to swim to a nearby boat and was not hurt.
The Charter Boat employee failed not only to have all returning snorklers sign in but also failed to notice a snorkler was missing.

The best head-count systems in the world don't work if they're not used.

Whenever you get on a charter, introduce yourself to the captain, chat with the divemaster or other crew and make a lasting and positive impression so they want to stick around and pick you up after the dive or other activity is over.


Murphy's Law said...

That's why I leave an extra leg behind in plain view when I dive.


Aaron said...

Yes, you've got a leg up on the rest of us in that department.