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"Crash position, ditching ditching ditching!" - and then they flipped the simulation one man chopper upside down in the water and it was time to find the seat belt and escape. A day in a storm simulator pool with wind, rain and wave machines, practicing bailing out of a ship by jumping from ~5m and scooting down a vertical chute, paddling and operating life rafts, climbing nets and rope ladders, and being airlifted to a helicopter simulator with a harness, being blown around by the wind machines. "Most people die within five minutes of a maritime disaster to a cold shock, so let's just spend five minutes floating in this +6C pool. Sauna and to home. I'm going to go on record with this: THE. BEST. MONDAY. EVER.
I think this day overdid it a bit. In the afternoon the fighting swans were kind of awesome but the double rainbow mostly over blue skies was maaaaybe a bit over the top at the same time. Just back from the night dive: standing on the deck of the ship under such a bright sky that it was hard to make out the constellations because of the sheer number of stars visible; the lights of the divers flickering underwater and the artillery fire of the nearby navy base lighting up the clouds in the horizon.On the dive I bonded with a perch. We went on a hunting trip: I pointed my light at shrimp and he ate them. After the third one he got angry at my light and started poking it with his nose. Since my policy is not to take shit from fish smaller than myself, I cut him off and continued with the science.