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Old 11-02-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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Top Safety Tips

There are so many stories of spearfishing accidents and general boating accidents.
I'm interested to get everyone's safety suggestion. List one suggestion that isn't listed in these replies already. I'll start with one that is directed at general boating (not specifically spearing, but feel free to list safety tips that are spearing specific):

Have a backup GPS running and ready at all times. I've had experiences where we lost power and the chartplotter went out right about the time we're trying to navigate a confusing channel, or when one diver shows up with no partner. Need to mark that MOB but with the chartplotter out, the only option in line of sight and triangulation. If you have a backup GPS already running it's super easy to mark the chart. We use the Navionics app on our phones. We always have it up and ready to go (partly to track our dives and partly so we're ready in case we need a GPS quickly).
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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Re: Top Safety Tips

Always a good idea to have a back up GPS running.
If you stay in this sport, and really apply yourself , in 10 years you might be the diver you think you are today.


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