Remember that good dive spots are dangerous anchorages… (Reefs and strong currents)….so get used to diving
from your dingy as rtbates suggests.
I use a grapple type anchor
with a large dive flag buoy where the tender
bow line clips on to the buoy for easy getaway.
Depending on surface conditions once hooked and in the water
, if sloppy or poor security
for the grapple, I use the extra bight on the trip line to better secure the anchor
, (the last 20 feet of the trip line is chafe protected.)
At the end of the dive, once my dive partner is in the dingy, I swim down the rode
and set up the grapple for easy release.
Getting in and out without gear
is easy… most leave fins on and just kick up but for heavier people a T ladder that clamps around the rib
handle gives them enough of a boost