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Re: Re: Re: Diver Down Flag is NOT a requirement in LA County.


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Posted by baja ha ha on August 27, 2010 at 06:33:33:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Diver Down Flag is NOT a requirement in LA County. posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 25, 2010 at 17:38:16:

1. Current usage would question whether a "SCUBA diver" is a "skin
diver". Even my 1980s dive class text was "The New Science of
Skin and SCUBA Diving", whose name would imply that they are
different.

>>>Historically there has been many names for recreational divers;

Spear fishermen

Swim divers

Cousteau divers

Free divers

Skin divers

SCUBA divers- which FYI predates all of the above except Spear fishermen

2. You can't fly the dive flag from a dive float or a floating
buoy.

>>> Why?

3. Lawyers: Where would city vs. county law apply?

>>>There is also the factor of Marine or Maritime law

4. It says "himself". What if the diver is female?

>>> There was a time not so many years ago that female divers were a huge rarity -- now they are approaching 50% of the dive population

5. I'm glad we don't have these rules in Monterey.

>>> FYI Monterey was the first city in the US to establish laws governing Skin & SCUBA diving. Its law was the basis for the famed Laguna beach ordnance.

Once again FYI

The Laguna Beach ordnance began in Shaw's Cove which escalated into the Battle of Laguna

Only two of the divers who fought the Battle of Laguna Beach are still alive. You and all who dive there are so very fortunate that they did fight the battle and compromise from a complete closure of Laguna Beach for Diving to a workable ordnance allowing diving with a few minor inconveniences.

SDM




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