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Re: Bay Area hull cleaner killed on the job?

Fstbttms - do you guys go down alone when you clean bottoms? No-one on deck while you're down?
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Re: Bay Area hull cleaner killed on the job?

I've never in my life seen a spotter for a hull diver. Not sure one is necessary either.
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Update- I was told by William Swanson's widow that the cause of his death was determined to be a heart attack.
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Fstbttms - do you guys go down alone when you clean bottoms? No-one on deck while you're down?
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In answer to your question; no, we typically do not use tenders or "spotters." I do know some hull cleaners that work in pairs, but both divers are in the water. Again, injury or death is extremely rare in this business and I think most hull cleaners would tell you that having a tender would be an unnecessary expense.
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Re: Bay Area hull cleaner killed on the job?

I live right near a super popular diving spot (Whytecliff Park) and every year numerous divers are brought out by ambulance or the CG hovercraft. We can tell if it's a diving accident by the Doppler of the sirens.

When I got certified, one of the main things they harped on was NEVER DIVE ALONE.

Of course, that was in reference to scuba, not hookahs.
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Re: Bay Area hull cleaner killed on the job?

I'm not saying diving alone (any diving) isn't without its risks, but it's just not a practical reality for hull cleaners.
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