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Why is abalone diving so dangerous?
Last Updated: 13th January, 2020
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Similarly, how much does an abalone diver earn?
Eyre Peninsula abalone divers can earn up to $120,000 in just 50 days. WHILE most of us are still thinking about punching the clock, the Eyre Peninsula's abalone divers are punching into the swells of the Southern Ocean.
Beside above, is abalone diving illegal? Divers are legally allowed to take abalone from any point north of the center of the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. Any diving south of this line is illegal.
Thereof, what is an abalone diver?
An abalone diver is normally equipped with a thick wetsuit, including a hood, bootees, and gloves, and usually also a mask, snorkel, weight belt, abalone iron, and abalone gauge. Abalone are normally found on rocks near food sources such as kelp.
Can you still get abalone?
Red abalone is the only species that can be fished, though there are several more on the coast. After commercial abalone fishing was banned, abalone farms began springing up around the state, though most of what they produced was sent to Asia until recently.