Buoy or flag when beach diving?

+2 votes
asked Jul 29, 2018 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
. When beach diving / shore entering. Do you bring a diver flag and set up on sore? Or do you bring a buoy and attach the styring to some lead on the bottom? Or attach it to your self, so it follows you around? Or Any other/ better way?

4 Answers

+1 vote
answered Jul 29, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I use a dive flag that is attached to a buoy that follows me (via a rope line).
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answered Jul 30, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
I  use a dive flag with a buoy and teather. As long as it’s not to windy out, the system works fine for shore dives. If it’s too deep, I anchor the buoy
+1 vote
answered Jul 30, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I anchor mine and stay within 50 feet. I move it as needed. Dont like to have anythind attached to me that can get tangled especially when visibility is low such as in a lake.
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answered Jul 29, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
It’s best to have the flag or buoy follow you as you move about.
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