Dive floats and flags warn boaters that scuba divers are in the area.
The use of a float or flag may be required by law.
You fly the flag from a float that you tow, except when diving from a boat.
The flag may fly from the dive boat if you stay in the immediate area.
Your dive flag must be either the red-and-white flag, the blue-and-white Alpha flag, or both as required by local regulations.
Float/Flag Tip - Don’t assume boaters will follow the law. Many boaters don’t recognize dive flags, so if you hear a boat, stay down until it leaves before you come up close to your flag.
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