Laying a line
Appeared in DIVER April 2012
It’s handy for divers to know how to lay a line efficiently, even if it’s only for use in open water. JOHN LIDDIARD relays some received wisdom
Pick a reel designed for the job…
…the same applies to clips – this one is right.
The primary belay or tie-off secures the line
The reel is passed through the loop – no need to tie knots under water
Further tie-offs are needed when the direction changes…
The secondary belay takes any stress off the primary
…and every so often for good measure.
In addition to the final belay, the reel must be secured
Practise following a line.
Correct grip is vital