Flags and Floats

Diver Down Flags and Floats Cover

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.

Dive Flag Colours

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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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