How far must boaters remain from diver down flags?
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.
Do all boats need a divers down flag?
Any vessel involved in diving operations where persons are scuba diving, skin diving, or snorkeling from a vessel must display a rigid replica of the Alfa flag to mark its diving operation.
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.
How far should a PWC stay from large ships?
PWC cannont jump wake of a boat within 50 yards of the boat. Vessels must stay 5 lengths away from longest vessel. Vessel cannot be totally airborne when jumping wakes. within 150 feet of any other cruising vessels.
What are the 2 types of diver down flags?
There are 2 diving flags in use, the A or Alfa flag and the red with white stripe diving flag.