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Old 10-05-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
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Large Dive Flag

Anyone know where to find a good quality jumbo sized dive flag, either online or in the San Diego area? I want to tie it up on a piece of pvc and stand up in a rod holder on my 15 ft whaler. Too many close calls the last few years; don't want to keep playing the odds game.

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Old 10-05-2020, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: Large Dive Flag

Honestly..it wont do any good. Most of the boaters dont even know what a dive flag is...and then they come in even closer to try and see it!
What we need is an actual "drivers license" to operate a boat...and THEN MAYBE they will be educated in all this good shit!!!
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:01 PM   #3
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try amazon
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:11 PM   #4
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Re: Large Dive Flag

How big is your boat?
how about this for starters;
https://www.amazon.com/AZ-FLAG-Scuba...01576946&psc=1
3'x5'

you want BIGGER???
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:48 PM   #5
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Re: Large Dive Flag

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Honestly..it wont do any good. Most of the boaters dont even know what a dive flag is...and then they come in even closer to try and see it!
What we need is an actual "drivers license" to operate a boat...and THEN MAYBE they will be educated in all this good shit!!!
That is a 100% true statement.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:25 AM   #6
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Re: Large Dive Flag

yeah... I get it. I've watched props fly over my head while in the middle thick kelp, while on the edge of a large kelp bed 10 yards from my anchored boat with no visible people on it and a small flag up, while 20 yards outside of breaking waves and a pack of surfers with some kelp around, while diving very close to both my anchored boat with small flag up and a rock pinnacle well known to be a prop hazard, and all other types of scenarios that make you doubt there are any solutions to the problem.

Just hoping a much larger flag makes it easier on the few who do know what it means and improves my odds a little more in my favor. 3x5 ft would probably work well for my situation. I see a lot of large ones on boats when I'm out there that look nice, so was just wondering if anyone had a source where they got one and liked the product. There seems to be a lot variability in material/quality and it's difficult to tell what you're getting from most of the sh*t photos that online vendors post.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:38 AM   #7
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Re: Large Dive Flag

Mandatory boater operator education is already in effect here in California. I haven’t taken the course yet so I don’t know if it includes dive flag instructions. If it does, then it should really be helpful for purposes of diver safety.

...and then again, I almost got chopped in half by the San Pedro, LA Lifeguard boat while diving 40’ from my boat and clearly flying a dive flag.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:59 PM   #8
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Re: Large Dive Flag

I got a 3x5 off amazon, holding up great after two seasons. Some people mock the size but maybe they'll reconsider their words after a close call of their own
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Re: Large Dive Flag

I recently bought a really nice, high quality large dive flag from EBay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JCS-Heavy-N...MAAOSwuMFUcIH5


Mine was the size I listed in the link above
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