Story: Diving and snorkelling

Safe diving (1st of 2)

Safe diving

One of the safety measures that is widely used by divers is the diving flag. When a boat displays this swallow-tailed blue and white flag it is an indication that diving is occurring in the vicinity. This warns other boats to keep clear so their propellers do not injure the divers.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Safety and training', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006