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Old 01-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

In light of the recent and past accidents where divers have been injured and killed, I'm asking you to please sign and e-mail in the below petition today!

There is no cut off date for these petitions!
(Jan 31st was one organized event of many to come, and it did well for the time of year... please keep signing up!)


In support of the Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Florida to declare a "Dive Flag Awareness Weekend", I hereby offer my signature, and address / phone number in order to verify said support.

On that weekend the FWC will send special patrols to enforce dive flag laws, with a high degree of publicity on radio, television and newspapers so that boaters will be more aware and educated, creating a safer environment for divers throughout the year.

Signature:....... Address:.......................................... Phone number:...................

_____________ _______________________________________________ ___________________


To make this easy... you can e-mail me your petition, signature, address & phone and I will relay it to Lt Bingham of the FWC.
My e-mail address: chad.carney@yahoo.com (No information will be released for any other purpose, and I will not store your information.)
Just copy (Ctrl C) and paste (Ctrl V) the above paragraph in blue into your e-mail text, and add your full name, address & phone. Your e-mail address will verify your identity to the FWC. Please no PMs. Also please... no attachments.

Please do not post your personal information on this forum.

Or you can mail your petition and those of your friends, etc. to: Lt Dave Bingham, 8535 North Lake Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Please don't procrastinate... do it now!
My thanks to you in advance... Chad



The Florida Dive Flag Law: www.myfwc.com/boating/safety/diving_flag.htm.

Previous information about this important topic:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=65887

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=49026
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Hey Chad,
You should have received mine. Just a test post here, Tony reset my password.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Yeah thanks, I got it several days ago, when I first e-mailed you back.

This thread in the SE Coast section has been read by lots more people.

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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I stuck the thread in hopes that it gets more exposure.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Thanks John!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Done and I encourage everybody to do so ASAP!
Heck, just yesterday I was sitting at anchor over a wreck. I had a boat drive up so close to mine that I didnt even need to raise my voice to tell him he was in violation of the dive flag law and endangering the life of my diver.
His response? Sorry, I didnt know...
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Do we have to be FL residents to support this? This is a very important issue, and not limited to Florida. I hope it gets the attention it deserves and may serve as an example for other states!
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Thanks Rich!

Chip, I think if you dive in Florida, and say so, it will count... don't you?

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Agreed!
Thanks Chad
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

There has been a noticeable drop in on-line signatures since Feb. 1st...

There is no cut off date for these petitions!

Jan 31st was one organized event of many to come, and it did well for the time of year... please keep signing up!


Thanks,

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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Just wanted to post this e-mail that I received from Lt. Bingham with FWC. Looks like WE DID IT!

"Hello to all, I wanted to share with you all how much I appreciate your support promoting dive flag awareness. Its been a long process trying to get everything in place to get the proclamation and video presentation ready for this years “Dive Flag Awareness” week slated for June 27 through July 3. I have been in close contact with the powers to be in Tallahassee and they assure me that the proclamation will be presented on June 5 at the cabinet meeting. Your efforts in getting the word out resulted in 1506 signatures on the petitions that were sent out."

Everyone, give yourselves a hayuge pat on the back!
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #12
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

As most now know...

Dive Flag Awareness Week starts tomorrow.

Everybody be careful, safe and legal!

** Maybe a mod could change my first post here and on the other pages, to reflect the passing of the proclamation?**
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Here is a photo of our dive flag. I thought you all might get a kick out of it. But you would be amazed at the responses we get from it.
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Re: Please sign today... "Dive Flag Awareness" Petition

Let's see if we could put this poster to all the clubs and marinas Nautical besides diving clubs etc. .., There is much ignorance
d which means a buoy or flag alpha Simply print folio size and put it in the yacht clubs information, including awareness
to bring awareness pescasubmarina.Tambien Buoy craft the minimum safety distance of 100 meters.
In Spain the official flag is blue, in your country or foreign countries is the red, that mean the same, they would have to carry
mandatory on the boat is clearly visible, as I say in my country Spain is required.
We did a topic on every page of ADECASUb pescasubmarina through raising awareness and awareness of this use so avoid
greater evils.


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A ver si podríamos entre todos colocar este cartel por los clubs Náuticos y puertos Deportivos ademas de clubs de buceo etc.., Hay mucha ignorancia
d lo que significa una boya o bandera alfa solo hay que imprimirlo a tamaño folio y ponerlo por los clubs náuticos información, también concienciar
en llevarla sobre boyas pescasubmarina.Tambien concienciar a las embarcaciones la distancia de seguridad de mínimo 100 metros.
En España las bandera oficial es la azul, en vuestro país o países extranjeros es la roja, que significan lo mismo, estas habría que llevarlas obligatorio
en la la barca bien visible, ya digo en mi país España es obligatorio.
Nosotros hicimos un tema en todas las paginas de pescasubmarina a través de ADECASUb para concienciar y concienciarnos sobre este uso asi evitaremos
males mayores.
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