Posted by ptf on October 26, 2004 at 13:12:20:
In Reply to: Here are some of my rules: posted by Chuck Tribolet on October 26, 2004 at 11:33:51:
As a courtesy to the dive charter I prefer to check the anchor on the dive, providing it is in reasonable depths for my dive. I make it a habit to let the captain know my intentions first. Usually it is nice for the Captain to know if his anchor may be fouled.
For small boats i.e. non-commercial runs checking the anchor before the dive is critical. I was with a friend who did not let out enough scope. It might have been ok at the start of the dive in clam water but 30 minutes later the current kicked up and the waves got choppy. You definately want to make sure the acnhor has bitten in - yeah I was with a rookie who just dropped anchor and didn'd pull it back under power...
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