Re: CA law does NOT require boats to stay ANY distance from a dive flag.

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Posted by Allison Spriggs on August 14, 2005 at 19:26:50:

In Reply to: CA law does NOT require boats to stay ANY distance from a dive flag. posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 12, 2005 at 23:25:00:

Thank you. I would like to hear fome a diver that is a lawyer too if possible. But here is why I am confused. I was told by someone who works at a marina that dive flags ment absolutely nothing to a boater in California. But I read a search that I did here that California required that boat are to stay away accoring to law "Don't know if any charges have or will be filed but many of us are SPECULATING that manslaughter is a possibility, given the proximity of the Mr. C, the presence of a dive flag, the close approach and excessive speed of the other boat (California law requires boats to stay 100 yards from another vessel flying a dive flag), and the buoys on the reef." You can read the whole article here.

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