posted on Aug, 23 2021 @ 06:43 AM
a reply to: Avardan
What a funny but also serious story lol. Never quite thought about all the things that need to be manageable on a submarine.
I have one to share too, so here it comes: It was October 2002, Red Sea in Egypt. I was with someone on a research vessel where they tested robotic
mock up animals in free water. We had to go back to Sharm El Sheik harbor because of a technical problem and were grounded there for a few days, the
weather was extreme windy.
A few of us then used the time to go scuba diving, as we all had our own equipment and stuff, but no boat. With one of these small diving boats, maybe
18-20m long, 5m wide. The first 3-4m waves hit us half an hour after we left shore, was very windy. Then on our way we spotted a school of dolphins.
It had to be hundred or more, parents, little baby dolphin jumping out of the waves and also in front of the driving boat.
There were two other boats with us and the captain changed course with them, sounded their horns to make these dolphins curious.. and traversed some
waves, 5m high now estimated. I was on the top deck with the captain, with a few others, that was a wild ride!
It was such a deceiving look, because almost everyone was hanging over the bulwark, but not to watch these dolphins lol. It's just funny in
retrospective because we had flying equipment, 7L/220 Bar pressurized air bottles coming out of the bottle holders, rolling back and forth. Needles to
say there was no diving this day and when on our way back, I thought the boat would not make it. I use to sit on the bowsprit regardless the weather
while we move (Egyptian Captain does not care if dangerous) whenever possible so I know how hard waves are when the boat dives into one.
This time I stayed under deck, once I made it down.
TLDR: Just about everyone puked their guts and soul out.