West Virginia Dive Flags
Rules for WV divers and boaters
If you have any West Virginia scuba diving links or dive flag information to recommend, let me know.
For Divers in West Virginia
The spearfishing and diving regulations published by West Virginia's Department of Natural Resources state:
"Diver down flag" shall be a red field of not less than 10 inches X 10 inches dimension with a white diagonal stripe not less than 1.5 inches wide running upper left to lower right. The flag shall be displayed at all times and be affixed to a separate flotation device. No such flag shall be attached to any navigational device or placed so as to obstruct boat traffic. Divers must come up within 100 feet of flag. All powerboats will remain a minimum distance of 100 feet away from the marker flag. The top of the flag shall be at least 3 feet above the surface of the water.
For Boaters in West Virginia
All powerboats will remain a minimum distance of 100 feet away from the marker flag.
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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.