In your case Steve you can use your boat as long as it isn't for commercial gain and you aren't carrying more than 12 passengers. In short, if you want to take some mates and go diving... fair enuffski thats just part of pleasure boating and you don't need no bits of paper.
goodness, we are on the ball or what!. problem 1. i have very little experience and am not daft enough to try and blag otherwise, so need to be tought by people who know what they are doing.
one source of information is this forum, but recognised training is what i would look for if i were a diver, i think i owe it to my "boys" to get educated and have someone independent tell me i'm competant or not as the case may be.
i'm looking to work closely with divers, recovering "lost" clams, and oysters, hopefully to make enough coin to cover running costs, if that's possible.
If its in this country I don't think you need anything in the way of licences to do that. Excepting on the tidal Thames where you might run into problems with the Watermen. I base that conclusion on the fact that a friend of mine runs a riverworks company and employs all sorts of people to run his small tugs and safety boats. Anyway a DTI Boatman's licence is a pretty easy test.
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