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There is a sequel, made in 2005, called ''Film/{{Adrift}}''. [[DolledUpInstallment It was not initially intended to be a sequel]], but the similar premise gave them the idea that changing the title would be more marketable.

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There is a sequel, made in 2005, 2006, called ''Film/{{Adrift}}''.''Film/{{Adrift|2006}}''. [[DolledUpInstallment It was not initially intended to be a sequel]], but the similar premise gave them the idea that changing the title would be more marketable.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: A few of the things mentioned as being idiotic actually did happen in real life and led to the real-life tragedy the story is based on, such as the couple getting left out of the head count.


''Open Water'' is a 2003 indie drama/thriller hybrid written and directed by Chris Kentis, starring Daniel Travis and Blanchard Ryan as a thirtysomething couple who find themselves stranded at sea when coming back from a scuba dive and realizing their boat has left without them. Based on the true story of a married couple who were lost at sea under the same circumstances.

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''Open Water'' is a 2003 indie drama/thriller hybrid written and directed by Chris Kentis, starring Daniel Travis and Blanchard Ryan as a thirtysomething couple who find themselves stranded at sea when coming back from a scuba dive and realizing their boat has left without them. Based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Tom_and_Eileen_Lonergan true story story]] of a married couple who were lost at sea under the same circumstances.


* NothingIsScarier: "I don't know what's worse; seeing them or not seeing them!'

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* NothingIsScarier: Subverted due to Susan's uncertainty, as she says "I don't know what's worse; seeing them or not seeing them!'them!"


* NoOSHACompliance:
** One crew member counts the returning divers with just a tally chart rather than a register of names.
** One of the crew does, however, refuse to let someone dive without a buddy.

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* NoOSHACompliance:
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NoOSHACompliance: One crew member counts the returning divers with just a tally chart rather than a register of names.
** One of the crew does, however, refuse to let someone dive without a buddy.* NothingIsScarier: "I don't know what's worse; seeing them or not seeing them!'

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* LostAtSea:


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* OhCrap:
** Susan and Daniel, as it dawns on them that their boat has left without them.
** The following day a crew member finds Susan and Daniel's belongings still on the boat and realizes what has happened.


* ForWantOfANail: If Davis, one of the other scuba divers, hadn't forgotten his mask, which led to the miscount when he borrowed someone else's, the boat would have waited for Susan and Daniel to return.
* HopeSpot: When the boat crew realizes someone's been left behind and launches a rescue attempt. It looks like they're going to get there in time [[spoiler:to save Susan. They don't]].

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* ForWantOfANail: If Davis, one of the other The scuba divers, hadn't forgotten diver who forgot to bring his mask, which led to mask unwittingly causes the miscount when he borrowed someone else's, the boat would have waited for that results in Susan and Daniel to return.
being left behind. Without that, the boat crew would have realized they had not returned and waited for them.
* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
** Susan and Daniel spot several boats nearby, [[spoiler:but none see them.]]
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When the boat crew realizes someone's been left behind and launches a rescue attempt. It looks like they're going to get there in time [[spoiler:to save Susan. They don't]].


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* NoOSHACompliance:
** One crew member counts the returning divers with just a tally chart rather than a register of names.
** One of the crew does, however, refuse to let someone dive without a buddy.


A second sequel, ''Open Water 3: Cage Dive'', came out in 2017.

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A second sequel, ''Open ''[[Film/OpenWater3 Open Water 3: Cage Dive'', Dive]]'', came out in 2017.

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* ForWantOfANail: If Davis, one of the other scuba divers, hadn't forgotten his mask, which led to the miscount when he borrowed someone else's, the boat would have waited for Susan and Daniel to return.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Daniel sticks his head in the mouth of a big plastic shark as a joke. [[spoiler:He goes into shock and dies after a shark bite, then his body is eaten by sharks.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the holiday montage at the beginning of the film, Daniel sticks his head in the mouth of a big plastic shark as a joke. [[spoiler:He goes into shock and dies after a shark bite, then his body is eaten by sharks.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Daniel sticks his head in the mouth of a big plastic shark as a joke. [[spoiler:He goes into shock and dies after a shark bite, then his body is eaten by sharks.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Susan, surrounded by sharks, calmly drowns herself rather than be eaten.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Neither of them survive]].

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A second sequel, ''Open Water 3: Cage Dive'', came out in 2017.

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