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It's the Law

Diver-Down Flags


Scuba divers or snorkelers must display a diver-down flag that marks the diving area.

Vessels must remain at least 100 feet away from the person in the water.

Two types of flags are used to indicate diving activity.

Divers Flag

A rectangular red flag, at least 15" x 15", with a white diagonal stripe is required on state waters.

Alfa Flag

A blue and white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag) is required on vessels on federally controlled waters.

Divers and Alfa flags
Divers and Alfa flags