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It's the Law

Diver-Down Flags


Scuba divers or snorkelers should display a diver-down flag to mark their diving area.

Vessels must remain at least 50 feet away from the flag. If they have to approach the diving area, operators must have permission from the person who placed the flag or the boat displaying the flag.

Divers Flag

A rectangular red flag, at least 15 x 15 inches, with a white diagonal stripe is used on state waters of South Carolina.

Alfa Flag

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

Divers and Alfa flags
Divers and Alfa flags