Operating in a Diving Area
Persons participating in scuba diving, skin diving, snorkeling, or underwater spearfishing must display a diver-down flag unless they are within 150 feet of shore.
- A diver must stay within 50 feet of the flag on federal waters.
- Except in the case of an emergency, a diver may not surface more than 50 feet from the flag on any waters.
- It is unlawful to display a diver-down flag when not diving.
Vessels not engaged in diving operations must stay at least 100 feet away from any displayed diver-down flag.