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Persons scuba diving or skin diving in federal waters must display a diver-down flag to mark their diving area. Those involved in spear fishing in Arkansas state waters must display a diver-down flag and stay within 300 feet of the displayed flag. For safety reasons, it is strongly recommended that vessels not engaged in diving operations stay at least 100 feet away from a displayed diver-down flag. Two types of flags are used to indicate diving activity.

Divers Flag
Divers Flag
A rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe is attached to a vessel, float, or buoy.
Alfa Flag
Alfa Flag (federal)
A blue and white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag), at least 3.3 feet (one meter) high and visible from all directions, must be displayed on vessels on federally controlled waters. This flag indicates that a vessel is involved in a diving activity.