Do you find other boats ignore your divers down flag?

+3 votes
asked Jul 17, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Jillian Myers (708 points)
Do boats generally notice and okay attention to your diver down flag?

6 Answers

+2 votes
answered Jul 17, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
The only time this has been an issue for me is when we are conducting open water check out dives in a lake where people are skiing and tubing. We try to always use a cove with out a boat ramp but not always possible especially on July 4th weekend and Memorial day weekend.
+2 votes
answered Jul 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
in areas were diving is very common, i notice that boaters do tend to notice and keep the proper distance, but in places that divers are less often, boaters don't always seem to know the proper distance to stay away from a diver down flag.
+1 vote
answered Jul 17, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
They usually do notice it, but most of the time they do not keep the proper distance.
+1 vote
answered Jul 18, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
You can't assume all boaters know/ respect the dive flag.  You can't fix idiot.
+1 vote
answered Nov 24, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Depends where you are but here in CT (Tr-State) area, it seems boaters can get a license with little to no training. I'm afraid many people are ignorant about diving and what the flag means. Not good...
0 votes
answered Jul 25, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I took my boat over to a fairly quite area to clean the bottom of my boat and nobody seemed to know what the flag was or paid action.
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