Posted June 1st, 2010, 10:16 PM
You don't believe this Aruban divestory, but it's really happened
On november 11th 2009 my divebuddy Toine van der Klooster and I were diving on a big US Navy WWII anchor at Eagle Beach Aruba, what is now a WWII monument on the Marine Barracks in Savaneta.
During the dive when we're sawing the chain of the big anchor I unfortunately lost my underwatercamera.
Because it had a possitive buoyancy it floated away.
Toine joked to me that the camera will be found somewhere in Costa Rica or Panama.
But....yesterday somebody told us at the school of our son Delano, that the camera was found in Florida, Key West !!!!
The finder of the camera put the latest film of the camera on
you tube.com, but............
this film wasn't made by me?
In january this year a seaturtle activated the camera somewhere in the Caribbean sea and made a reality movie of himself!!
After the filmshooting the camera floated further to Florida Key West and washed ashore last month at the half of may.
As you all know the finder immediately started an search operation on Scubaboard.com, cruisecritics.com and aruba.com to find us.
What a story!!!
Aquahound, a.k.a. Paul Shultz
found us with the help of all interested readers of several websites.
Paul, we want to thank you that you find our Ikelite underwatercamera!!
Also for sending it back to Aruba so we've now the missing photos and film pieces from the Eagle Beach Anchor WWII memorial project.
If your interested to read about this diveproject here's the link
Dick de Bruin
Sergeant in the Royal Dutch Navy
Marine Barracks Savaneta in Aruba