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Waiting for the Boat while Diving (While in the Water)
Smithsgold - 5/25/2016 1:43 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 34

Whats the longest time you’ve waited to be picked up while treading water / Floating while diving off a boat ?
GreggS - 8/16/2017 4:11 PM
[Choose #3] Was on our final dive while on a trip to Coz 2 years ago. Surfaced and there were 3 boats grouped together at what appeared to be about 1/4 mile away. Took a while for them to notice me waving and shaking the safety sausage.
Starky - 8/11/2017 2:13 PM
[Choose #1] All the boats I have dove off of have been anchored. May have had to wait for one or two people in front of me to go up the ladder.
Brian_V - 7/10/2017 8:57 PM
[Choose #4] The current was really ripping on a reef in Palau, the entire group was spread out over half a mile! I was lucky, some folks were WAY down current and were just a speck, their wait was more like 30 mins!
DMDave - 8/08/2016 8:16 PM
[Choose #2] While filming sharks in the Bahamas I was so immersed in what I was doing that I didn’t notice everyone was back on the boat and when I realized that it was just me and the sharks it felt like an eternity while I waited for the boat to pick me up.
uwlover4u - 7/16/2016 10:49 AM
[Choose #5] Our charter had left us to answer a distress call about 5 miles away. Kind of scary to surface and see no boat. At least we had the mooring line to hold on to.
Agojo - 6/08/2016 2:48 AM
[Choose #2] Usually [5min
Anonymous - 5/29/2016 4:40 PM
[Choose #5] Mainly while drift diving and waiting for others to be picked up. Once the boats engines died and had to wait for another boat to arrive. Pulled up and the shore and had a rest.
Eric_R - 5/25/2016 10:30 PM
[Choose #5] We did some search dives and the boat dropped several dive teams in a large area. We were dropped on the target so we had to wait for the boat to loop back and bring the rest of the divers to our location.
dalehall - 5/25/2016 3:09 PM
[Choose #1] Only waits I’ve had have been simply waiting for other divers to get up the ladder.
Smithsgold - 5/25/2016 1:50 PM
[Choose #5] while Drift Diving in Cozumel