Posted by Northcoast_diver on October 29, 2004 at 11:32:02:
In Reply to: Monterey squid boats sometimes operate during the day posted by Chuck Tribolet on October 29, 2004 at 09:09:27:
Short answer: if there is a hazard at a given site, don't dive there.
Long answer: in the "hazards" portion of my dive planning or briefing, I look for nearby boats. An angler from a small boat causes me less concern, but it is still a hazard to be dealt with.
A fishing boat of any kind with nets or lines should preclude any diving there, at least until the boat motors away. Keeping several dive sites in mind, in case one of them has a temporary hazard that precludes diving there, is the best way to choose a site, remaining flexible.
I have also waited for fishing boats to leave as well. That is a good time to take a nap in the car before the dive, especially if it was a long drive to the site.
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These are memorized formats. Good to know.
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