A diver down flag, also called a scuba flag, is a flag displayed on the surface of the water showing there is a diver below. This is a safety measure to indicate to boats they should steer clear for the safety of the diver and of the dive boat. In the U.S., this is a blue, red and white flag.
According to Chapter 27 of the 2003 Florida Statutes, all divers must prominently display a divers-down flag in the area in which the diving occurs, other than when diving in an area customarily used for swimming only. The divers-down flag means that one must meet the specifications mentioned in the Chapter 27 of the 2003 Florida Statutes. Thus:
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