Originally Posted by GordMay
You anchored in a kelp bed?
Heck no. I was a guest on a local commercial
boat. If I were in charge I would have anchored further out, bow into the current and over sand and then dinked in closer.
Trouble is, commercial operations like to put the stern right over the site when they can. Most of the times it works without issue. I've been diving on this boat for about 5-6 years and this is the only time I've seen an anchor slip (and I'd know, since I usually ascend / descend on the stern line.
So yah, I'm not too thrilled with the damage done either. But, kelp grows back fast and this is the first time in 75+ anchorages
that i've seen it happen.