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Dives are usually made from the deck as she has a low freeboard returning using a removable dive ladder.
Small vessels, with thin masts, light rigging & sailcloth, & a lower freeboard need less wind & smaller waves.
Loads of built in buoyancy and a high freeboard make this craft ideal for offshore work.
In the case of earth banked slurry stores, the minimum freeboard has to be 750mm.
Other scholars have suggested that they are sun disks, as there was not enough freeboard for shields if the boat was paddled.