Boat safety briefing for Divers
Arrival at Slack Water Dive Site
The plan on every dive trip is to arrive on site just before slack water.
Divers will be given a countdown to estimated arrival time at the dive site, this is so they can prepare their kit and be ready in time to dive.
If diving a wreck at slack water a shot line with a grapnel and series of floats and buoy will be deployed.
The boat will wait for the physical indication it is slack when the yellow float surfaces.
Entering the water at Slack Water Dive Site
The boat will drop off the first pair of divers ready on the shot line. They will be requested to confirm the grapnel is in the wreck by hooking 1 or 2 of the 4 Grapnel prongs into the wreck. When the skipper is satisfied that the grapnel is set all the other divers can follow.
Arrival at Drift Dive Site
All divers have to be ready to go at the same time as they will be entering moving water. The reason for this is that with tides up to 2knts divers would become too spaced out and the dive would become unmanageable to keep track of the SMBs.
Entering the water at Drift Dive Site
If given a bottom time it is important that divers adhere to it as staying long underwater may cause the diver to drift further than intended and into other boat user’s traffic areas.