|By Swa (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 10:16 am:|
Last weekend we were at Atlantis, to do some kitesurfing. Now, before everybody starts making protests: I know, I'm sorry, but we símply have no other way to go. (otherwise we get arrested!)
|By David F Pascoe (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 12:14 pm:|
This is a part of any tech dive training, the deployment of a bag or marker for safety on surfacing. It obviates the need for floats when scootering and is a a major safety factor when decoing off deep offshore wrecks. We have used this extensively live boat diving on many live aboards. I am amazed how little this is used and how few divers are trained in its use. The Brits call it a LDSMB late deployment surface marker bouy. For Bonaire in its simplest form all it comprises a tube w 30' of line attached to the bottom (of the tube ;-))and can then be used all the way from the top of the wall to the beach.
|By Holly (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #190) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 12:26 pm:|
I dove Atlantis last December. There were no kite-surfers there when we descended, but we saw the tell-tale swoosh on the surface as we ascended. My buddy stuck a very bright, very long fin in the air. The swoosh took off away from us, and we surfaced. The kite-surfer signalled he's stay away while we got ourselves out of the water. We had the definite feeling that they were being careful of us.
|By C. Kritagent (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #240) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:33 pm:|
SWA, we dove and shared Atlantis last week. I recognize no problem sharing Bonaire. Kite surfers have a much right to a portion of the beach as windsurfers or divers. The group sailing out of "Fisherman's Hut" were a pleasure to watch.
|By Swa (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 4:59 pm:|
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