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Dive Flag Needed for Shore Dives Brockville?

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by rob.mwpropane, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Good day, heading to Canada this weekend, looking to see if dive flags are needed / required / law for shore dives?

    Looking to do some simple dives in Brockville. I'm taking a flag, just want to know what the laws are. I can't find anything definitive online (I may not be looking in the right place though!)
     
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    If the rules are consistent across Ontario, I can say shore diving in Tobermory mandates a float/flag. I reckon it is a province wide requirement....
     
  3. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nautical Alpha Flag that the rest of the world uses, or the US red diver flag with the white diagonal stripe?

    Michael
     
  4. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

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    Flag is required on the US side of the river, that much I know; as well as in Tobermory, which is in the same province and essentially on the same waterway, so it is a safe bet it would be required.

    There is a chance I'll head up to Brockville in November; let me know which shore sites you like the most.
     
  5. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Manta Ray

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    I've only seen red with white stripe used in Canada.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    IIRC - The Alpha flag is a BOAT displayed flag for indicating a vessel with limited maneuverability due to conducting diving operations. It is nowhere a proper flag for shore diving activities.

    @Wookie
     
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  7. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is the one I have. I'm bringing it, just wanted to know what I was in for. Thanks guys, I'll use it then. I mean, it'd be smarter to use it anyway.

    This is what I have;

    Inflatable Dive Flag , Piranha Dive Shop |
     
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  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    you only require them in designated areas such provincial parks etc
     
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  9. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    interesting....
     
  10. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    If in doubt...
    display the red & white flag and/or the blue and white flag.

    Displaying a dive flag of any type is certainly no assurance that you will not be struck by a boat
    But if you are struck and injured
    It is assurance that you will have recourse for your injuries in a court of law.

    SDM
     

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