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Ladies and Gentlemen, I Am Still Here. Just.

So when was the last time you farted in deaths faceand got away with it? for me it was yesterday…

Thursdays are my diving days for work… it involves me waking up early and going out on a boat in brillient sunshine while the rest of the country is locked away in offices or classrooms. sounds great aye? however, there is a downside. A note to anyone learning to dive in the future… make sure you READ and UNDERSTAND your learners manual well… because if you screw up its your life on the line.

What i’m trying to get at is that yesterday during one of my dives i was really busy under the water that i didnt realize that my air was so low… not good. I only realized that i had just enough air to get to the surface! so i was left with the choice: 1. assend quickly and make it to the surface, OR 2. asscend slowly and risk drowning… it sounds a pretty simply choice, however, for those divers out there you know that you must assend very slowly so that your body can release the nitrogen that is left in your blood. Of course if you assend too quickly, the nitrogen stays in your blood and can bubble in your blood at the surface… leading to the worst-case-incident of Death. Scary Shit.

Thankfully i was ok when i surfaced… despite the speed of my assension (which might have caused my lungs to expand… again, not good). However, the next 12hours were nerve-wracking, because the symtoms of ‘Decrompression sickness’ can happen anyway between 15minutes and 12hours… but as i say, it all worked out fine in the end. What can i say but the lesson has been learnt… sadly i had to stare my own death in the face to learn the lesson.

So i just wanna tell all the readers to look after themselves and not too take a page outta my book and senselessly risk there lives.

Love to all.


Posted by Matt @ 10:09 AM AST [Link] [5 comments]

Replies: 5 comments

Sounds scary, glad you made it, would have been a waste of goodlookingness if you had drowned. And lord knows we need as many hot boys as we can get here in Brunei?! xx.

Posted by Faten @ 11/21/2003 07:51 PM AST

Most happy you didn’t die man,i’d be drinking and eating chickenwings by myself on wednesday, that would be so uncool.

And wtf?! How the hell did you (oli) manage to get flights THEN fucking useless flight centre biaatch.

Posted by Jen @ 11/21/2003 06:31 PM AST

Thanks guys i really appreciate it. both you you gimmie a call when you get back: 8643495

Posted by Matt @ 11/21/2003 03:54 PM AST

Thats intense man, fuck, good to hear your alright.
Just booked flights, coming back on the 9th..should be of epic proportions.

Posted by Oli @ 11/21/2003 01:59 PM AST

I’m glad you didn’t die dude *hugs*.

SPY MAG LIFE LESSON #7: Read diving manual before going under water.

Posted by Edo @ 11/21/2003 10:52 AM AST

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