What size is a dive flag?

Divers Flag: A rigid rectangular flag, at least 14 x 16 inches, with a white diagonal stripe that is one-fifth the width of the flag must be mounted on a float or buoy.

How close can a diving flag be?

The general rule of thumb is for a diver to stay within 50 feet (15 meters) of your flag, and to ascend no further than 25 feet (7.6 meters) of the flag. You should only ever fly a diver down flag if there is actual scuba diving or snorkeling activity in the water.

What are the two types of dive flags?

Locally recognized – There are two recognized dive flags – a red flag with a white diagonal stripe, and the blue-and-white pennant tail Alpha flag. Know which flag to fly in your local area. Staff or pole – If on a float, your flag needs to be high enough on a staff so vessels can see it above waves or chop.

What does a diver down flag look like?

Divers Flag This flag is red with a white diagonal stripe running from the top left to the bottom right corners. It is often used to alert other boaters to scuba diving and snorkelling in the ocean.

How do you display a dive flag?

Two types of flags are used to indicate diving activity. Divers Flag: A rectangular red flag (at least 20 x 24 inches when flown from a vessel) with a white diagonal stripe is used to mark the diving area. This flag also must be displayed on vessels on state waters.

What does diver down flag look like?

How far does a boat need to stay away from a dive flag?

50 feet
Vessels must remain at least 50 feet away from the flag. If they have to approach the diving area, operators must have permission from the person who placed the flag or the boat displaying the flag.

How close should a scuba diver stay to a dive flag?

100 yards
Scuba divers or snorkelers must display a diver-down flag that marks their diving area. The flag must be displayed whenever someone is diving below the surface. Vessels should stay as far away from a diver-down flag as is reasonable and prudent for the circumstances. The suggested safe distance is 100 yards.

What is a diver down flag look like?

What Colour is a diver down flag?

Divers Flag: A rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe must be displayed from a float during diving operations if on state waters.

What size flag do you need for diving in Florida?

A: Florida regulations require dive flags to be either square or rectangle, and have a wire or flag stiffener to keep the flag upright. Flags on buoys must have a minimum size of 12” x 12”.

Can you attach a flag to your body when diving?

A: Attaching a dive flag to your body is generally not a good idea. If you need to attach a line from yourself to a dive float, use a lanyard with a quick-release buckle. That way if the float were to get snagged by a passing boat you could release the line and prevent getting dragged upwards.

Should you fly a dive flag or float?

If you’re in doubt about which flag to display, flying both dive flags is a safe bet. Dive floats are a convenient way to display a diver down flag, especially if you’re shore diving, spearfishing or freediving without a boat.

What is a diver down flag?

A: The dive flag used predominantly in North America is a red square or rectangle with a white diagonal stripe through it. This flag is called the ‘diver-down’ flag. The other dive flag used internationally is blue and white and known as the ‘Alpha’ or ‘Alfa’ flag. Q: Boats should maintain what distance from a diver down flag?