How far from a diver-down flag must a vessel be before operating at greater than idle speed?
State law requires that scuba divers and snorkelers display a diver-down flag to mark the diving area. Vessel operators must not operate within 50 feet of a displayed diver-down flag and must reduce speed to “idle speed” when within 200 feet of the flag.
Is diving without a flag illegal?
The California Code of Regulations does state that when diving from a boat, a Dive or Alpha flag shall be displayed while diving is in progress. It is a violation of the code to display while no diving is in progress. In short, when diving off the beach, a float and flag is not required.
What happens when a PWC steering control is turn to the right?
For example, if the steering control is turned right, the nozzle turns right and the jet of water pushes the back of the vessel to the left, which causes the PWC to turn right.
What will happen to my wet suit as I descend?
You’ll be wearing the amount of weight required to achieve neutral buoyancy at the surface. But as you descend, your wetsuit will compress. This decreases your volume, and results in a loss of buoyancy. To maintain neutral buoyancy, you need to add air to your BCD as you descend.
How do I know if I am properly weighted for diving?
If you’re properly weighted, you should hover with the water’s surface at or slightly above eye level, with your forehead brushing the surface. Demonstrate negative buoyancy by sinking past eye level as you exhale. If you can easily descend when exhaling, fin back to the surface and establish positive buoyancy.
When planning a dive with a computer I use the plan or no stop scroll mode to determine?
Before you dive with a computer, you need to read the manufacturer’s dive computer manual. … See Using Dive Computers and Tables I – Planning Dives with Your Computer. 42: When planning a dive with a computer, I use the “plan” or “no stop scroll” mode to determine. A the maximum depth of the previous dive.
Do you have to use a dive flag?
Always have a dive flag in the water – it’s the law. 2. If you are still working on basic buoyancy control, pull the dive flag with you at all times.
How far should you stay away from an alpha flag?
Vessels not engaged in diving operations should remain at a safe distance away from a displayed flag, preferably at least 200 feet away.
What must a diver do in their diving area?
During diving operations you must install a diver down flag. … It marks an area where scuba or other such diving activity is taking place.
What happens if you shut off the engine of a PWC?
What will happen if you shut off the engine? The PWC will not stop until it runs out of gas. The PWC will lose all buoyancy and turn over. You will go in reverse.
What happens when you put the throttle to idle or shut off the engine on a forward moving PWC?
If you release the throttle to idle or if the engine shuts off during operation you will lose all steering control. In either situation, the PWC will continue in the direction it was headed before the throttle was released or the engine was shut-off. Operation of the steering control will have no effect.