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Persons participating in scuba diving, skin diving, snorkeling, or underwater spearfishing must follow these regulations.

  • These persons must display a diver-down flag unless they are within 150 feet of shore.
  • It is unlawful to engage in underwater skin diving or swimming with the use of swimming fins outside a marked swim area or beyond 150 feet from shore unless the location of such swimming or diving is marked by a divers flag.
  • It is unlawful to scuba dive outside a marked swim area unless the location of the scuba diving is marked by a divers flag.
    • A diver must stay within 50 feet of the flag on federal waters.
    • Except in the case of an emergency, a swimmer or diver may not surface more than 50 feet from the flag on any waters.
  • No diver or swimmer may interfere with persons engaged in fishing.
  • No persons may dive or swim in any established navigation lane.
  • It is unlawful to display a diver-down flag when not diving.
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