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CDNN :: Sandals dive boat leaves behind two scuba divers in Antigua

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by VIRGINIA WHEELER

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Furious rescuers blasted Sandals Grande Antigua as "breathtakingly irresponsible" after its dive boat crew returned to port without realizing they had left behind two of 13 scuba diving customers.

ANTIGUA (29 August 2007) -- Two British divers were abandoned for five hours in shark-infested waters after instructors failed to notice they were missing.

The terrified pair, holidaying in Antigua, drifted for miles in the Caribbean after the party left the site for lunch without them.

The group even continued to scuba dive elsewhere in the afternoon — not realising the men were missing until their wives searched for them when the boat arrived back at the dock.

One diver became panic-stricken when he suddenly realised the incident mirrored the 2003 horror movie Open Water.

In that film, a dive couple were eaten by sharks after being left stranded in the water...

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