To Display Proper Dive Flags & Marker Buoy
All divers diving
in a body of water with the aid of any breathing
device or suit should be used either the
nationally recognized diver's flag or an
Anchored Marker Buoy to indicate the presence of
a diver below.
(Diver's Down Flag - a square, red flag not less
than twenty inches by twenty-four inches (24 X
20) with a four inch white diagonal stripe from
one top corner to the opposite bottom corner;
Alpha flag - A rigid replica of the
International Code "A" flag not less than one
meter in height may also be used to indicate a
When flown from a
vessel, the flag should be flown not less than
one (1) meter above the highest point of the
vessel, and shall be in the extended position so
as to be visible to any other vessel at least a
A scuba diver
shall dive and surface in close proximity to the
No person shall
place a diver's flag on the waters unless diving
activity is in progress in that area.
If a diver's flag
is placed after sunset or before sunrise, it
shall be lighted.
The operator of
any vessel shall not approach within 150 feet of
a posted diver's flag, unless the vessel is part
of the equipment in use by the divers.
No person shall
dive in any waters unless he holds a valid
certificate from an accredited scuba diving
school or is in the company of a certified scuba
No scuba diver
shall dive in a congested boating or fishing
area such as narrow channels, launching or
docking areas, or near reservoir outlets.
To explore the beautiful,
and often mysterious, underwater world is like no
other experience on earth. But with this privilege
comes the responsibility to keep this unique
environment as undamaged by human activity.
Do not break plants or coral or collecting a piece
as "souvenirs." Remember that even the lightest
touch with hands or equipment can damage sensitive
Resist the temptation to feed fish, seabirds and
marine mammals; it changes their natural behavior
Dumping trash at sea is illegal; plastic bags and
other debris can injure or kill marine animals.
Sets a good example of environmental
responsibility and Bring your trash back to shore
and recycle it.
(Please check with the appropriate governing
agencies for current diving and boating rules.)
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