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    Quote Originally Posted by Native Spear-It View Post
    Florida statute Chapter 327.331 says... YOU ARE REQUIRED TO USE A DIVE FLAG...


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    Basically, the entire statute applies to navigable waterways. The county placed bouys basically make the site confined. Some may argue the validity of the bouys as prevention of a navigable waterway, but its been done at Troy Springs, Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, and other places as well. You don't have to float a flag in the pool, do ya?
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    While they do have buoys at Morrison, boaters do not pay attention to them. The last several times I was at the spring there were at least a couple of boats in the swimming area and no one enforcing the no boat rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive-aholic View Post
    While they do have buoys at Morrison, boaters do not pay attention to them. The last several times I was at the spring there were at least a couple of boats in the swimming area and no one enforcing the no boat rule.
    I think the deputy working yesterday would take exception to this. I was impressed with his professionalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    The basin at Morrison is now a swimming only area.



    Morrison's basin is no longer navigable.



    No need, as the basin is no longer accessible to boats for navigation.



    Basically, the entire statute applies to navigable waterways. The county placed bouys basically make the site confined. Some may argue the validity of the bouys as prevention of a navigable waterway, but its been done at Troy Springs, Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, and other places as well. You don't have to float a flag in the pool, do ya?
    Nope, no flags in the pool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNRonin View Post
    I think the deputy working yesterday would take exception to this. I was impressed with his professionalism.

    Like usual a thread has taken on a life of its own. Time to unsuscribe to my own thread.

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    Unfortunately the deputy isn't there all the time. In fact, I can't remember ever seeing law enforcement there and I'm at Morrison pretty regularly.
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    You shouldn't need anything but a Glock to protect yourself from the drunks and crazies. On weekdays it's fine, though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive-aholic View Post
    While they do have buoys at Morrison, boaters do not pay attention to them. The last several times I was at the spring there were at least a couple of boats in the swimming area and no one enforcing the no boat rule.
    If they ignore bouys, they'll ignore flags.

    You don't legally need a flag in the basin as its a designated swimming area... which is the intention of this thread. Protection from boaters is an entirely different subject, with the glock statement probably ringing the most true when the deputy isn't present.
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    I understand that. I wasn't really replying to the OP but rather the statement that boats aren't supposed to be in the swimming area. The boats I've seen there have stayed along the perimeter and avoided flags. Yeah, I thought I was dreaming too but the pinch hurt...
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