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Dive Flag Needed for Shore Dives Brockville?

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by rob.mwpropane, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Barracuda

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    I have 4 dives scheduled from Brockville, I just like to look stuff up before I go.

    I'm sure they'll have a say, but I agree better to be safe than sushi.
     
  2. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

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    What Brockville shore dives are you doing this weekend? I should be around that area. We use a DSMB at the end of our dives but a surface flag or float is not obligatory. If you do have one the boats are obliged to stay away though.
     
  3. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    Rob...

    Read the attached document which was published in 2006 following the 2004 Aviva Barth student diver fatality in Barrie Ontario...

    I can find nothing that this ''proposal'' was ever updated...I suspect it was not...

    There is however common sense...and best ''safe'' practices...especially in all areas where there is ''any'' boat traffic...

    The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Diving Operations does have regulated surface marker requirements...however this Act/Regulation...applies to Commercial Diving operations...which is in force to protect ''workers''...it does not cover sport divers...

    Best...

    Warren...
     

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  4. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Barracuda

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    I think the wall and something else? If I'm being honest, I dont think we'll do 2, but at least the wall.

    Thank you, much appreciated!!
     
  5. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    we always use one in the channel I dive at the facility 50% ignore or don't know what it is .....I don't HAVE TO USE IT I just do
     
  6. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

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    Nice! I think we are diving centeen on sunday.
     
  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Aviva Barth student diver fatality in Barrie Ontario was one of the most terrible gruesome diving accident ever experienced.
    The accident made SoCal news and was discussed in all the diving circles

    SDM
     
  8. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    Then there are the boat drivers and jet ski drivers that like to use diver down flags as markers for turning.

    I use the term drivers not pilots on purpose as these folks have zero dive flag awareness.
     
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  9. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa Solo Diver

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    Check with Michael Pinault at Undirworld in Brockville. Super nice guy and expert in local diving there.
     
  10. ajtoady

    ajtoady ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I live and dive on the St Lawrence, definitely use a flag at all times!!! Some of the least informed boat/jet ski operators to be found!! Have been "buzzed" more than once. However, at Centeen I have observed a few with no flags, and was informed, this whole area is flagged off to traffic. I would not trust that, but there are those that will. I also look at the bad side, getting lost and wandering out of a protected area, but that is just me. The vis is still sketchy at times.
     
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