yes the fling is pretty anal about that. but remember that they also are not diving with the divers so maybe if people were supervised then the extra couple of feet wouldnt make a difference. i have never been that deep i think 150 has been my deepest and i have never been narced at least to date
Most charter insurance stops covering your pasengers when they leave the
boat. To be covered you need an insured Divemaster or Instructor in the water
with the divers. In the case of an instructor wanting to do 200 ft training dives he/she should be insured for those depths.
I would sure check with your insurance before knowingly letting anyone go past recomended safety depths. There was a reason the fling and spree only let you go to 100' im sure. Caught me several times and i never went back with them when they made me miss a night dive because i went to 103'. Being a dive master, rescue diver, and having made over 500 saltwater dives just rubbed me the wrong way. I started when i was 12 by the way and have been to 175'. 150 to 160 is now my limit cuz i got narcd out the wazoo! Had to stop and think what was going on and look at my bubbles. Crazy crazy feeling!
Like others said...no stopping at the Gardens with guns on board. Even if you don't take them down its illegal. Not that you will probably ever get caught if you do but the risk with this being your business is not worth it.
You stopped going because they enforced the rule about a 100' floor? As a DM I would think you would know why the rules are in place and understand why they made you sit the next dive.....103' this time then 110' next?.....I never had a problem with anyone when we made someone sit out a dive....although that was usually for drinking past midnight or blowing your charts/computer and making a deco dive by accident.
ok all we are getting closer and closer. we now have our charter license for reef and pelegics and HMS....... we have now installed 20K in new electronics, lights and New rockin sound sytem with satelite radio and weather. underwatter lights.
Boat equiped with head and freshwater. More pictures soon. We should be up and running within the month
well we took out the NEUTRAL BOUYANCY this last weekend for a short sea trial and I am super excited. We checked out all of the electronics and autopilots etc. everything except for the sirius radio worked great. the ride on this boat is awesome. it is the first time i had it in rougher water. cut through 3-4 chop like butter. So hopefully we will be up and running in about 3-4 weeks. still need to rig for tanks and build the dive platform.