For 19 hours Richard Neely and Allyson Dalton clung to each other and to life, alone in a vast ocean, hoping that the search crews above would find them before the sharks below.
They were on the second day of a scuba-diving trip on Australia's Great Barrier Reef last Friday when their ordeal began, the couple told TODAY's Matt Lauer Tuesday in New York. After an hour's dive, they surfaced about 200 meters (220 yards) from their dive boat, which was moored in the idyllic-sounding Paradise Lagoon. They expected the boat to send a dinghy to pick them up, but although they could clearly see the boat, no one on the boat saw them.
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