Originally Posted by Johnscubanut
As divers, we have rules in place not to dive near lobster pots. Our members (BSAC) would never remove lobsters from a pot but if someone does so, they should be reported to the authorities!
Of course you dive near pots, some of the best dive sites are also where the pots are!
So if you are on a drift dive and you happen to go past a pot, what do you do? End the dive? I doubt it.
I've done hundreds of dives in the same area as lobby pots and never had a problem. I think you'll find most pro pot fisherman have more of an idea what's going on under the surface than a load of amateur divers.
You should have a surface cover boat anyway so if they start chucking the pots over the side on top of divers matey in the support boat can politely ask them not too.
Life is full of risks but if managed correctly those risks can be fun too!!