I'm a licensed 100 ton Captain in the USVI, have been so for 10 years. I work on a (dive boat) inspected multi-passenger vessel w/ a current COI. My boss says he wants me to divemaster while working as a Captain. He says the mate can man the vessel while I'm diving. The mate isn't licensed.
This goes against everything I learned in my Captain's class. I spoke to a retired 05 in the USCG & he said I'm right but couldn't point me to the reg. I called Sea School in Ft. Lauderdale where I took my Capt's class & they agreed w/ me also but again couldn't give me the reg.
Can anyone give me the reg. that states that the Capt. must remain on board an inspected vessel at all times?