NSW Charter Boats and Strobes

5 months 2 weeks ago #303519 by lloyd_borrett
lloyd_borrett created the topic: NSW Charter Boats and Strobes
G'day,

I've heard that charter boat operators in NSW are now requiring that divers have a strobe light.

Is this true or false?
All or just some charter boat operators?
Only for night dives, or for all dives?
Is this a state regulation thing or just something some charter boat operators have started doing?

Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #303520 by The Padi Police
The Padi Police replied the topic: NSW Charter Boats and Strobes
That's news to me.

One boat I use requires a personal marker on the line but that's because the last diver up has to pull the anchor... and that's usually at 40+ metres.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #303521 by Bazza
Bazza replied the topic: NSW Charter Boats and Strobes
I am the only boat that I know of that requires a strobe.

All we do is deep wreck dives and 99% of the punters are CCR divers so a strobe attached to the anchor line, because we anchor into the wrecks makes sense. It is hard to detect a CCR diver on a wreck so if the anchor has to be cast off then it's good to know you have not left anybody on the wrecks.

somple ! .... regards Baz

PS ... night time is for drinking red !

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5 months 6 days ago #303525 by Andy Del
Andy Del replied the topic: NSW Charter Boats and Strobes
This is more of a best practice / common sense / safety process.

As Bazz explained, on deep wrecks, it is rather hard to work out who is where, and a strobe (or other marker) on the line shows everyone that there is someone remaining, OR... YOU need to release the anchor.

The Secret Squirrels* did this as a matter of course, as do others.

cheers

Andy

* I'm not really sure that was our name... it was so secret we never actually wrote it down. Or agreed on it!

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