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nimoh

Public Safety Diver, Male, from Rochester, MN

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    1. Bob DBF
      Bob DBF
      Not to derail the thread any further.

      Wouldn't you only use an alpha flag when diving from a boat? Doesn't sound like this diver was.

      I would use a broader use of the word vessel which is the term used by the USCG. In my view, it does not restrict the use of the flag to registered boats, as long as it is used in the proper context as a warning. A year or so ago a buddy was repairing docks at a USCG station and displayed the Diver and Alpha flag on the dock while working, as well as having a tender who could warn away incoming boats that didn't get the hint.

      As I recall from another thread, Akimbo mentioned the Alpha flag being flown from a building when divers were in the water by the building.


      Personally, I try to stealth dive without flags to call attention to my position whenever I can.



      Bob
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    Location:
    Rochester, MN
    Occupation:
    Computer Systems Analyst
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    GUE, TDI, ERDI and PADI
    Dive History:
    Cold water diving in the Great Lakes, Puget Sound and various quarries in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    For warm water, wreck and reef diving in Florida (both gulf and atlantic), reef diving in Cairns, Australia, reef diving and cenotes in Mexico, and an off season reef dive in Paraty, Brazil.
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    Took some classes and got some cards
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    Technical Diver
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    Ten Or More Years
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