Posted by B. Helmholtz on November 30, 2004 at 21:58:30:
In Reply to: Re: Do waves affect diving at all? And in which way? posted by diverdan on November 30, 2004 at 20:37:46:
You have failed the simplest of diving test questions. Rushing into a hasty response without thinking is premature pontification and will not be tolerated. Kyle posed a very good question that you did not grasp.
Obviously, waves have a negative effect upon diving in the intertidal zone, but we are not talking about the kiddie pool diaper dan, but instead, in the logical sense - the deep end. There, wind waves of say 5í at 7 seconds will send the boats back to port, but a swell of 10í can be diveable if the interval is long say 15 or more seconds.
This is because at depth you may not even feel the energy at the surface and therefore the answer can be: "no significant effect on diving."
This is basic common sense you get from diving without touching wave energy theory. Howver, dan if you feel you are an expet then tell us the depth of energy for an 8' wave at 12 seconds in 135fsw over a flat sand bottom.
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