rent yacht Miami
Miami Beach yacht rentals


Legal Requirements Of Boating

The Legal Requirements Of Boating;
Other Equipment and Regulations
From AZGFD

FlagDivers.gif

FlagAlpha.gif

Diver-Down Flags

Scuba divers or snorkelers must display a diver-down flag that marks their diving area. The flag must be displayed whenever someone is diving below the surface. Vessels should stay as far away from a diver-down flag as is reasonable and prudent for the circumstances. The suggested safe distance is 100 yards.

• The diver-down flag that is recognized and used on Arizona waters, including the Colorado River and Lake System, is a rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe.

• A blue and white international Code Flag A (or Alfa flag) is recognized and used on federally controlled or international waters.

Divers Flag

Alfa Flag Scuba divers and snorkelers should not place a flag in an area already occupied by other boaters or where their diving operation will impede the normal flow of waterway traffic. Divers also should follow all of the water safety rules themselves.

Skier-Down Flag

skier_down_flag_tuber.jpg

Arizona law requires that vessels towing person(s) on water skis or similar devices carry and use a red or orange skier-down flag, at least 12 x 12 inches in size and mounted on a handle, whenever a skier is in the water after falling or while preparing to ski.

Marine Events

In order to hold a race, regatta, or tournament on federally controlled waters, a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard is required. When the marine event is held on state waters, a permit is not required, but the event sponsor is responsible for ensuring the public’s welfare. Vessel operators competing in marine events may test the vessels prior to the event only if the operators have first obtained a permit from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Local Regulations

Many waterways in Arizona have special regulations such as horsepower restrictions or speed limits. Be sure to check for special restrictions on a waterway before you go boating.

For more information, visit
http://www.boat-ed.com/az/course/p4-11_otherequipment.htm.



Recreation Is Mobile.®
Dinghy Digest: Click Here
DD ® reaches 40,000 readers weekly. Get Your Free Copy Subscribe Dinghy Digest Copyright ©2009 Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports. All Rights Reserved


 

Latest Issue: Click Here
AZBW Advertising
Distribution Locations: Click Here

Just click on any of the businesses below to see their Web sites.

Bartlett Lake Marina: Click Here
images/Get_em_SF_Sept09.jpg: Click Here
Superstition Search & Rescue: Click Here
Advertise with AZBW
Bartlett Lake Marina: Click Here
DeScale-It Products: Click Here
Swim Platforms: Click Here
Marine Services Mark Silvey: Click Here
Swim Platforms: Click Here
Motion Scarecrows: Click Here
AIA: Click Here
Latest Issue: Click Here
Wide World Of Maps: Click Here
West Coast Fishing: Click Here
Hampton Inn Lake Havasu: Click Here
Advertise with AZBW
Tailfeather Inn: Click Here
Crane Rental: Click Here
Desert Palm Dentistry: Click Here
Life Safer Personal Retriever: Click Here
Maritime Institute: Click Here
Martin Marine: Click Here
Outdoors Arizona Radio: Click Here
Seatow San Diego: Click Here
Shake Rattle & Troll Radio: Click Here
Tour Clare: Click Here
USCG Auxilliary: Click Here
ABC Marine: Click Here
All In One Fitness: Click Here
ASU Bass Team: Click Here
Arizona Game & Fish Department: Click Here
Bill Ryver Signs: Click Here
Hales Marine Service: Click Here
Nitro Chicken: Click Here
Sun Valley Fiber-Glas: Click Here