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Not commercial 'commercial' diving.

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by joe90, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. joe90

    joe90 Member

    Jul 2, 2017
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    A friend of mine has a fishing lake on their land and wants some bits and pieces removed and collected from the depths....

    I've been looking briefly at the regulations set by HSE, but maybe somebody can tell me. If no money changes hands, I'm correct in thinking I can dive the lakes and do stuff?

    I'm not a commercial diver.

    Cheers all.

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  2. jb2cool

    jb2cool Moderator
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    Jan 20, 2008
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    If there is no 'reward' then I don't think it's classed as at work. Reward could be cash but could also be a crate of beer etc.

    I would be wary as this is likely to have a load of line and other crap in it.

    Be safe.
  3. Alex Denny

    Alex Denny Active Member

    Oct 25, 2016
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    You are probably safe with a beer (even a crate) as a thank you, but it shouldn’t be a contract. Oh, and drink the beer after, not before... ;)
  4. Tewdric

    Tewdric Member

    Jan 1, 2016
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    If you are doing it as an unreciprocated favour and not being in anybwaybrewarded you are not "at work" and the HSE regs don't apply. The other factor is that jobs like this are best done on surface supply due to the risk of entanglement and with a standby diver to free you if required, with appropriate comms. I'm not saying don't do it but just tread carefully..
  5. speed098

    speed098 Member

    Oct 22, 2017
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    Many fishermen these days use braid over mono a lot stronger for given thickness so the advice of surface supply is best taken on board I would also say have a strong tie off ( maybe wear a climbing harness ) and a few SMB's with a backup air cylinder and regs especially if mates lake is a carp fishing lake.

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