Scuba divers, skin divers, and snorkelers must display a red and white divers flag at or near the point of submergence. Scuba divers must place their flag on a buoy. It is unlawful to display a diver-down flag if diving or spearfishing is not in progress. Boaters should maintain a safe distance between the flag and their vessel. Two types of flags are used to indicate diving activity.
Two types of flags are used to indicate diving activity.
Scuba divers and snorkelers should not place a flag in an area already occupied by other boaters or where their diving operation will impede the normal flow of waterway traffic. Divers also should follow all of the water safety rules themselves.