Re: Why are there no aggressor fleet type boats in CA

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Posted by Chris on December 03, 2009 at 16:17:28:

In Reply to: Why are there no aggressor fleet type boats in CA posted by Jay on December 03, 2009 at 14:54:34:

Multiple reasons.

1) The Jones act which states that boats that begin and end trips in US waters must be built in the US. That is why when the Nautilus Explorer (which was built in Canada) does an occasional California trip it begins the trip in Mexico. Or why when it does Alaska trips it does one end of the trip in Canada. This is part of the reason why all of the larger dive and fishing boats are over more than 30 years old.

2) The market for cold-water trips is much smaller than for warm water trips.

3) Most people don't want to and do not have the skill dive here. They only want to dive warm water and be led around by a DM.

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