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Scuba Diver

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.