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Solomon Islands By Boat

Two divers; a father and son team, both daring and expert, pushing each other to test their limits. After diving to a depth of 80m to treasure-hunt a WWII German U-Boat wreck, both divers made horrible mistakes and succumbed to the bends, and promptly died agonising deaths. True story, the story of Chris & Chrissy Rouse, a story I was reading whilst on a father-son dive trip, living on a boat in the Solomon Islands. Good inspiration, I guess, for a dangerous sport? I was on a “liveaboard” cruise for ten days, with 13 others (aside from Dad & I), and 8 crew, aboard the Solomon Star, a fairly decent sized catamaran, although getting on in years. The book I…

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