Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Andy's run in with the law

Andy has been going out to a reef about every day to do a dive and take some pictures.  This has gotten to be a routine that he does in most of our anchorages.  Jake and I do school in the morning while he goes and takes pictures.

Yesterday, he headed out to his little "nemo" spot and three policemen on jet skis decided to come chat him up.  At least that's what Andy thought...
"Where's your life jacket, sir?"
"Ummm....I have my full wetsuit on and was going to do a dive.  I don't have one."
"Where's your dive flag?"
Andy quickly saw where this was going... "I guess I don't have one of those either."
"Where's your buddy?"
Well, shoot.... "Ummm... I'm a ex Navy Diver and I, uh, well, I don't have one.  I know it's a good idea, definitely, but not totally necessary."
"Who do you work for?"
"No one, I'm just freelancing, taking some pictures."
"Where's your boat registration?"
This is never going to end, is it?  "Ummm... well it's registered under the big boat back in the anchorage."
"OK.  Do you have a radio?"
"Yeah!!  I have one of those!"
At this point, Andy is pretty sure he's going to get dragged to the pokey.  Then the guy says, "Well, be careful.  If you get in any trouble, call us on channel 16 or dial 911 and we'll come help you out.  Have fun!"
"uh...Thanks!"  And off he went.

They turned out to be very nice but it was a quick reminder that we are back in the land of the US with the laws to go with it.  Had that been the Coast Guard...well, we're just glad it wasn't.

It turned out to be a very successful dive with more strange critters.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I cannot stop laughing Ha ha, ha, ha ha,..... isn't it great being back in the good old usa. Mi Dios these people just can't understand that we'er not a bunch of idiots taking chances. Some of us really know what we'er doing. You should have told them that you open the rum after the dive. Let me know the next time you call 16 when your under, I'll be listening. Mr. Scott.

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