Genre: Short Fiction 416042701
Other languages: Nederlands 'Buddy'.
Finished: 27 April, 2016.
Author: Eduard Meinema
IRC updated: 29 April, 2016.
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Two dive buddies enjoy a great dive in the Dutch waterway, the “Oosterschelde”. When they decide to make a second dive they do not realize some things do not get better...Beware the unexpected.
Even though I haven't practiced diving lately, I really loved to go scuba diving in my twenties. Got qualified for my two star CMAS diving certificate along time ago (*). Those were the days. making a dive, get into your car still wearing your wet suit and move on to the next location to make another dive.
We did realize things might go wrong. We heard stories from other divers...
But as always, you think it will not happen to you.
Note: this story was originally written in Dutch, unfortunately without making a note of the date, but it certainly was 'somewhere' in 1989. Adapted, rewritten, translated into English and eventually (adapted again) retranslated into Dutch. Maybe I should compare the different versions some day... try to find the seven differences...
(*) Had to find my old divelog to check the date. Passed the 2** exams on July 1, 1990.
List of characters
Characters alphabetical by last name. Nicknames and characters only known by their first name or their last name, are given underneath this list. Unnamed characters are not listed!
- Mike - dive leader
- Hank - second diver