Re: Re: Rough Sea Diving

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on December 27, 2006 at 16:36:11:

In Reply to: Re: Rough Sea Diving posted by Diver Z on December 23, 2006 at 20:21:13:

The captain's first job upon hitting the bottom is to check the
anchor. If the anchor is set right, and you have sufficient scope,
it won't drag.

My personal limit is an 8' NW swell (I'll go up to and including
NW 8'). In Monterey, we get some protection from a NW swell, but
not a lot. I'll go on a 10' W swell (we get pretty decent
protection from the W). I'll go on any SW swell (they are VERY
rare, just a couple of days a year). Other direction never happen.

The limit isn't a function of the boat, and getting in and out of
it, but rather what the surge does to the photography.

For the boat, I worry far more about the wind chop. Heck, I'd
take the boat out in a pretty big swell if it was long interval.


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