Just when you think there is no more kindness in people, something good happens. Have you ever lost something and thought it was gone forever? Most of us have and its not a good feeling. I have recently read two articles that showed both extremes, the good and the bad and taught me a good lesson.
The good – Dale Rohlf from Oahu, Hawaii, in his spear time, he enjoys putting on his snorkel and mask and heading into the ocean looking for lost treasures. Dale is different from others; he will actually try to hunt down who the owner is of the treasures, mainly jewelry. All the hotels know who he is and who to send people to when they have lost jewelry while swimming or snorkeling. This article proves what lengths Dale will go to in order to return items to people, Snorkeling in Hawaii, Found Class Ring from 1936.
The bad – Kiri Malli from Sri Lanka spends much of his time at Polhena beach snorkeling for lost jewels. Kiri is trained to look for people on the beach in distress trying to find lost jewelry and that is when he moves in and pretends to help, he is also trained to remember the exact spot the jewelry was lost. He admits to making sure the people dont find the item and later, after they have left, he goes back to the spot puts on his mask and snorkel and finds the jewelry. Unfortunately, unlike Dale in the previous article, Kiri will not be trying to find the owner he does this strictly for profit. Read more at Hunting For Gold at Paradise Beach.
The lesson to be learned here is not to wear jewelry while snorkeling. There is a good chance you will lose something and a very slim chance you will ever get it back.