On April 18th the US Coast Guard Marine Inspector Roger Fisk was at Florida Keys Dive Center measuring and doing calculations for a stability test on our two charter boats.
Why the need for a stability test? A recent census showed that the average person weighs about 185lbs. The Orion and Big Dipper’s original stability tests were based on the average person weighing 160lbs. The good news is both boats passed with flying colors! We even used 195lbs. as the weight per passenger. Therefore both boats are now licensed to carry 49 passengers and 6 crew members.
Our 46′ Newton dive boats are some of the most stable dive vessels in the Keys(: