The worst thing that you can do as a diver is underestimate the power of the ocean. While the water can be calm a lot of the time, all of that can change in an instant and that’s usually where you run into difficulty. That’s merely the situation John Hoover observed himself in while exploring the water near the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii.
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Hoover is an author and underwater photographer, and for several hours, his squad documented the sights and wildlife that call these water home.
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However, as the diving wear on, the waves crashing into the rocks above get stronger and stronger.
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Like any curious intellect, Hoover decided he needed a closer look at the waves.
Unfortunately, John got a little too close and aimed up being swept away by the current. That seems terrifying.
( via Chris Quarre’)
Luckily, Hoover survived his brush with the power of the ocean. Still though, in the moment that must have been insanely terrifying.