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Kayak Diving - who's doing it?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Ready4Launch, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Barracuda

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  2. Silty Sam

    Silty Sam ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yes, that’s what we are likely to do. I have dive flag that mounts in a fishing rod holder, so we are always towing the flag and there is no navigation back to a particular spot.
    Depending on the site or if we are searching for something we might also anchor it and clip onto the line for an organized search pattern.
     
  3. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    I use a tandem kayak that can also be paddled from a center seat. You want a kayak that is rated for as much weight as possible because the closer you get to that weight the harder it becomes to paddle. I use a kit bag for my gear and have on occasion used the empty bag as an anchor in rocky areas by filling the bag with rocks and tying it off to the kayak. Parachute Kit Bag (reproduction) Most of the time I am towing the kayak along with me or diving surface supplied with my main tank in the kayak. I use a 50' hose diving surface supplied in shallow water.
     
  4. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Barracuda

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    But why tow??? Seems like unnecessary extra work.
     
  5. Brian Huff

    Brian Huff Nassau Grouper

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    Makes sense if you're drift diving, otherwise, you've got a hard swim back to the anchor line
     

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