What about Section 103 violations????

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on November 16, 2005 at 17:31:19:

In Reply to: Bright side: Keeps DAN Funded, our chambers open, and practice for chamber staff! posted by Walt on November 16, 2005 at 17:05:11:

I wonder how many boats are in compliance with this section of the ordinance?

"Sec. 103. Vessels Used for Scuba Diving in Open Water. A person shall not operate a vessel for hire as a base of operation for scuba diving unless the vessel is operated and equipped in the manner specified by Article VI of this Ordinance and the operator has submitted a letter of compliance to the Director."

That's a $500 fine per violation, which would probably trablsate into per trip.

Seriously, this provision, along with the one requiring a grand total of TWO scuba dives for certification (which was the national standard 31 years ago), sorely indicates that an ordinance written in 1974 might be a little out of date with the realities of diving in 2005.

Anyone want to push for an update????

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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