A Singaporean man, named as 36 year old Mr Yeo Boon Han, has died on Saturday afternoon while doing an open water diving course in Bintan. Mr Yeo, an accountant who is believed to have been single, signed up for the three day two nights advanced diving course on his own.
The incident took place on the second day of the course, which was also Mr Yeo's second dive for the day. there were 4 other students diving on the same day with him. Instructors had said that nothing was amiss on Mr Yeo's first dive, and Mr Yeo did not complain of any discomfort or illness. However, during the fateful second jump, Mr Yeo indicated to his dive buddy that he wanted to ascend, even before they had dived to the required distance.
By the time Mr Yeo and his buddy reached the surface, Mr Yeo was unresponsive. The dive crew tried to revive him, but was unsuccessful. He was declared dead at a clinic near the jetty. The cause of death has not been revealed yet.