Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Undersea Memorial

In a sand patch in the coral reef at Honaunau Bay lies this memorial to a free-diver and spear-fisher who went out diving one day and never returned.
Photo Copyright 2013 by Barry Fackler
I had seen him several times down at the bay but didn't really know him. He seemed like a nice guy and obviously had friends and family who love him and miss him very much as evidenced by this tribute. I hope they find comfort in knowing that he died doing something he enjoyed greatly.

We who play in the sea - whether free or SCUBA diving, boating, surfing, or even fishing from the shore - accept a certain amount of risk. Usually we live to tell our stories but there are no guarantees. Experience and skill can never prepare us for the infinite possibilities in the sea, good or bad.

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