If you don't have a sugar scoop on the back of the boat, diving from it is VERY hard. When we tried, we ended up having to take our equipment
off in the water
and putting it in the dinghy
, then rough handling it back into the boat.
On our cat, we just come up the swimstep, take it off in the cockpit
, rinse, hang it up, put it away. LOTS easier.