I was dropped of at Turrum reef in the Swains group ( 120 mile east of Qld) to do a shell count when collecting Trocsus shell commercially. No boat just me and the ocean, the main boat was 30 mile way and the tide was making. The thing is i knew I had made a pore decision when i had swam for two hours and no pickup. By this time it was almost sunset with 3/4 to high, swells pushing over the reef and bronzies from 3 to 5 ft congregating around me in numbers. Just as the sun halved the horizon a dory arrived to pick me up and literally saved me from being the evening meal. Experience was not any consolation to me. From this point in time I have respected the ocean to the level it deserves.