Hello all, I had a close call today and am passing it on so others can avoid the same situation. I was swimming, not diving but as you will see the situation has relevance here. I was in a mainly black wetsuit with a blueseventy black and orange neoprene cap and black brightly coloured orange lensed triathlon goggles. I was out a fair way when 6 jet skiers came zooming along in my general direction, I waived my arms they saw me, altered course so no problem at all. Then I was coming in about 100m from shore when I noticed the local life boat had launched, initially I wasn't too worried thinking they must have seen me, but it got closer and closer and I realised that they didn't have a clue I was there. For those that think they would just dive down or move out of the way, trust me at full speed and not knowing what course they will take, it really is largely a matter of luck and today my luck was in, the boat sped past me about 6 feet away, the wash tore my goggles from my face and left me bobbing like a cork. I carried on swimming for a bit going back out again and then came in, as I was walking past the boat station, a window opened from the observation room and a chap asked me if I was ok and apologised. I said I'm fine and just said I got lucky this time. The sea has taught me one thing over the years, you don't often get away with making the same mistake twice!! It was choppy, I was mainly in black, in my opinion I should really have been towing a swimming bouy, which I will be getting before next weekend! To sum up, if you can be almost ran over by a lifeboat, then anything can run you over, keep visible and keep safe and enjoy the sea.