How far away must you stay from a diver down flag?

How far do you have to stay away from a diver-down flag?

All vessels must navigate so as to avoid injury to the diver or interference with the vessel or floating object. DoT recommends where possible skippers maintain a distance of more than 100 metres from a vessel or buoy displaying a dive flag.

How far from a diver-down flag must a vessel be before operating at greater than idle speed?

State law requires that scuba divers and snorkelers display a diver-down flag to mark the diving area. Vessel operators must not operate within 50 feet of a displayed diver-down flag and must reduce speed to “idle speed” when within 200 feet of the flag.

Do all boats need a divers-down flag?

Alfa Flag: A blue-and-white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag), at least 3.3 feet (one meter) high and visible from all directions, is required and must be displayed on vessels whenever these vessels are restricted in their ability to maneuver by the diving operation. …

What does a green can shaped buoy mark?

Green colors, green lights, and odd numbers mark the edge of a channel on your port (left) side as you enter from open sea or head upstream. Numbers usually will go up as you head upstream. A type of green marker is the cylinder-shaped can buoy. … If red is on top, keep the buoy on your right.

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What will happen to my wet suit as I descend?

On descent, your wetsuit compresses decreasing buoyancy. During the dive, as the gas in your tank is depleted, the tank becomes more buoyant. On ascent, the air in your wetsuit and BCD expands, increasing your buoyancy.

What is the 50 foot rule?

Let’s generalize and assert that most relationship interactions happen among people who live/work 50 feet apart, plus or minus an order of magnitude, say 5-500 feet.

Under which condition do Pwcs steer most poorly?

Most PWC accidents occur from running into another object, most often another PWC. Operating in a crowded or congested area requires special precautions. Always keep a proper lookout as to what is going on around you.

When must you slow your PWC to slow no wake speed near swimmers?

Operate a motorboat or PWC at speeds greater than “idle speed” or “slow, no wake speed” within 100 feet of: A dock or pier. An occupied, anchored vessel. A buoyed restricted area.