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Buoys and markers - what they mean

sign for boats to keep out BOATS KEEP OUT!
Marks waterfalls, swim areas, rapids and other restricted areas.
 danger sign Danger!
Warns of rocks, reefs, dams, snags or other hazards.
 controlled area sign CAUTION!
Controlled area as indicated by no fishing, no swimming, ski only and other controls.
 information sign INFORMATION!
Tells of places, distances, food, supplies and other non-regulatory messages.
 mooring buoy sign MOORING BUOY
For permanent placement to moor or anchor watercraft.

 

sign for water channels

 

DIVERS SIGNAL FLAGS

divers sign
DIVER DOWN FLAG
Do not approach, divers are below. Stay at least 200 feet away from diving operations. This flag may be flown vessel or float.
alpha sign
ALPHA FLAG
Vessel has personnel and/or equipment in water and is unable to maneuver. Do not approach; maintain a safe distance of at least 100 feet around vessel. Watch for divers.

 

Vessels displaying these signal flags could be moored, anchored, drifting or slowing towing divers.

DO NOT APPROACH. STAY A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.

Divers: use common sense; avoid high boat traffic areas and always display a diver down flag when diving