Originally Posted by prairie tuber
Sounds to me like you need a SIB!
Funny you should mention that. A few years ago, a friend of mine in Toronto was feeling dehydrated, so we decided to do a dive in Toronto Harbour on a wreck that's there. The problem was that the water close to shore was frozen... it was mid-February if I recall correctly... but not all of the way out to the site. My friend had an old steel punt that we tossed down onto the ice, piled our gear in it, then pushed it out to the water, rowed it the rest of the way out, and had a delightful dive.
What was rather humorous though, was when we surfaced, we were met by Toronto Marine Police in a Hovercraft... someone had reported seeing a couple of nuts out there and they presumed we were suicidal or something I guess. Anyway, they actually FINED us $245 for diving in the harbour without a permit. We knew we needed a permit in the summer, but since most of the harbour was ice, and there was no boat traffic... Ugh...
On the upside, they helped us winch our little boat back across the ice and up the retaining wall... but they still fined us!