Posted by Kendall Raine on July 22, 2002 at 16:34:12:
In Reply to: Any recourse against boaters who ignore diver down flags? posted by bluwaterexplorer on July 22, 2002 at 13:16:27:
Nothing you can do without a body. Even then...
As for fishing boat captains, what were you doing on "their spot" in the first place? :)
Anyway, saying "dive defensively" is an understatement. The front side of Catalina in the summer is so bad it's a miracle more people don't get maimed or killed. There are two places to make an ascent in those conditions: 1) in the shallows next to the island, and 2) next to the boat. Coming up any place seaward of the boat is asking to get creamed.
Do you know what happened to the guy who whacked those divers last year? Was he even charged?
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