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Kayak diving

Discussion in 'Inflatables, RIB's, Dinghy's and Kayaks' started by Pacediver, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Pacediver

    Pacediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Nova Scotia
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    Has anyone tried a 10 ft pelican sit on top kayak for scuba or is it just to small etc,
     
  2. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northwest Michigan now, formerly Chicago
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    What is the carrying capacity? Add your weight and your equipment weight. Now which type of water are you going to use this in? With dive gear properly distributed you are likely going to be paddling a semi submersible vessel. I think it will be too small.
     
  3. greeniguana

    greeniguana Nassau Grouper

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    10ft SOT kayaks are like paddling a marshmallow without dive gear.... Unless you only weigh 90 lbs, it will be a frustrating slow zigzag ride.
     
  4. Bowers

    Bowers Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
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    Sit-on-tops often have higher weight capacities and dont need baled out. This allows a smaller craft to be suitable for lightweight dive gear.
     
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  5. billbb

    billbb Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: pa
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    I have an older ocean kayak scrambler that I use to dive,has a spot in the back cutout for a tank.
    I paddle across a lake and shore dive (away from the boat launch)
    Havnt tried to dive mid water with it
     
  6. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    You will need a boat in the OK Caper/Scrambler (11+ feet) class or something like the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120. I use a OK Scupper Pro TW, approximately 15 feet of length. The Pelican boats are a two piece hull, for ocean duty you might prefer a full rotomolded boat that is essentially one piece, the boats I named as examples. N
     

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