Rules for boat use
Waterways licenses and us
It is a legislative requirement that all boats capable of doing over
10 knots are in the control of (being driven by or the driver supervised by) a
licensed boat driver. Furthermore, as our SRA insurance is invalid when
operating illegally, all boat trips must have a current licensed member onboard.
Licenses are available from
Waterways NSW. The cost of a 3 year Waterways Boat License is $127.50, and additional testing fees may apply (2011 prices).
To encourage more licensed boat drivers in the Club, we offer
concessions to boat drivers. Please consider getting a license.
Using the boats (and SCUBA gear) for dives in addition to scheduled Club Dives
Other than dives scheduled by the committee after discussion at a
club meeting, when boats are not being used or about to be used for
formal club activities they may be used by for diving by club members.
Club dives organized at short notice (ad hoc dives)
- Any club member who has to the satisfaction of the
Committee been an active and contributing Club member
may run a Club dive at short notice.
- All such club dives must first be cleared with the
Committee and then be advertised fully (Club email list/club
web site) at least one week in advance and are open to any club
member who wishes to attend.
- At least one of the members running such a dive must have a current
Waterways licence and be approved by the Committee as a boat
- Charges similar to those used on normally scheduled Club
dives are to be used.
- The organizer of such boat usage is responsible for arranging
(following discussion with the boat officer or other appropriate
members of the executive) any repairs/servicing that is required
to the boat arising from the Club dive.
- In recognition of the fact that the ad hoc is a full Club Dive,
open to all Club members, gear is available at normal Club Dive rates.