Possible solution ... may not be practical

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Posted by Jon on November 11, 2009 at 20:51:28:

In Reply to: What is the solution? posted by Ross-O on November 11, 2009 at 09:24:53:

One possible solution would be to set up moorings on the high spots with large eye bolts cemented to the reef.

When a dive boat pulls up, they send down a DM and/or deck hand with an anchor line fitted with a shackle (no anchor or ground tackle) and they simply clip off the line to the eye bolt. Reverse the procedure at the end of the dive.

This would limit fishing boats from taking the moorings (unless they have scuba on board) and would also reduce the need for maintenance as there wouldn't be any mooring lines, buoys etc. sitting out in open water to get damaged by swells.

Just a thought ... may not be a practical to implement or manage though.

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