Utah Dive Flags
Rules for UT divers and boaters
For Divers in Utah
According to Utah Rule R651-802, Scuba Diving (as in effect on March 1, 2004), as quoted at Utah.gov and cited by Mermaid Scuba:
- A scuba diver shall display a diver's flag prior to diving activity and shall dive and surface in close proximity to the flag.
- No person shall place a diver's flag on the waters of this state unless diving activity is in progress in that area.
- If a diver's flag is placed after sunset or before sunrise, it shall be lighted.
- No person shall place a diver's flag in any area where boating activity might be unduly restricted.
- No scuba diver shall dive in a congested boating or fishing area such as narrow channels, launching or docking areas, or near reservoir outlets.
And according to Utah Boating Laws & Rules as of April 2001:
A square, red flag with a white diagonal stripe from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner should be used to indicate the presence of a diver below. A rigid replica of the International Code "A" flag not less than one meter in height may also be used.
For Boaters in Utah
According to Utah Boating Laws & Rules as of April 2001:
The operator of any vessel shall not approach within 150 feet of a posted diver's flag, unless the vessel is part of the equipment in use by the divers.
Utah Scuba Diving Resources
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P.S. The information above was as complete and up-to-date at the time as I could make it. It should not be construed as providing legal advice. You should conduct your own legal research or contact an attorney.