Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
September 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 32, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Two Divers Missing Off North Carolina

and the plan that saved them

from the September, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet (15m) below the ocean's surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach on July 6th. Divers Michael Sparks and Samuel Ragsdale heard it, but neither man recognized its significance. It wasn't until later that the friends and fellow Coast Guardsmen realized they were in trouble.

"As we approached our anchor, I couldn't see any line extending to the surface," said Sparks. "My heart sank. On the end of the anchor chain we found the foot-long frayed remains of the only line keeping our boat above us."

The divers shot to the surface and looked around frantically for the boat. Sparks caught a glimpse of it as it rode to the top of a wave about three miles away. Sparks' unmanned 17-foot Seadoo Jetboat had drifted away, along with their emergency-position-indicating radio beacon, marine radio and cell phones....


Subscribers: Read the full article here


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!

 

;

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

fc