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Diving from a mooring monohull #226685
05/17/2020 03:50 PM
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Just wanted a bit of input. I have always had cat's in the BVI and have had no problem diving from them. Has anyone had experience with diving from a Moorings monohull? Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jesse

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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226692
05/17/2020 06:36 PM
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Jesse - not sure what your concern is. You lower the transom which forms a good sized swim platform. Put on your gear and get in the water. Maybe I'm missing something?


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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226693
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No issues at all and with the new platform arrangements easier than diving off many of the French Cats.
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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226738
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Perhaps the only real reason is the additional room aboard a catamaran for tanks and dive gear. I suppose there could be more hassle getting in and out of the water, however if the mono-hull has a drop-down platform, that would certainly help. I suspect scuba diving could be a suitable activity for either a catamaran or mono.


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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226742
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Which would you prefer? The new monohull are great for diving.
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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226746
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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226749
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Some of the catamarans also have a drop-down platform, the Voyage boats actually have a full deck between the hulls. Either catamaran or mono would be fine for scuba diving, your choice might be driven by other concerns.


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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226754
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The South African cats both Voyage and Leopard are great for diving with the platforms. The French Cats tend to be more difficult however some are better than others.
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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226757
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Thank you all for your input. My main concern was storage of tanks and equipment and the ability to get off and on the boat. As many have said the newer mono's have swim platforms which will make this easy. Again, thank you for your input its always appreciated. JB

Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226758
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I have done plenty of divining from mono and cats. My personal view is the cat is significantly easier to dive from. The reason is simple. Mono rolls, cats are much more stable. This makes it easier to load your gear and get into the water. I see no difference between mono or cat in terms of getting out of the water.

Cats also have relatively more space to store equipment and to set up.

Lastly, the party left on board during the dive will also experience less motion on a cat.


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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226775
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The Voyage boats actually have tank storage compartments, makes things very simple for diving. Otherwise tanks are normally strapped to the lifelines. Depending on the number of divers on board, storage for BCDs, wetsuits, weights, fins, masks and snorkels can be a challenge. Some boats seem to be better at handling this problem, some not so good.

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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226781
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Rent a tank rack and this will help organize tank storage.


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Re: Diving from a mooring monohull [Re: jesserb] #226808
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I think another issue is "how many divers do you have"? The cat offers two platforms which allows people to suit up, etc. at two different stations. We had a '50 monohull with 8 divers a few years back and it took forever to get everyone in the water. Some of the first divers in the water had to float around for ten minutes or so while everyone else got ready. And of course, everyone still on the boat is "yelling shark" and pointing to imaginary fins on the water. In the end, both the monohull and cat provide excellent shade for a pesky barracuda to circle around midday in the shadows under the anchored/moored boat. This makes for the return "climb up the ladder" process to be timed on when the barracuda is circling the far end of the boat.


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