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Dive Flag Origins part 2
KevinD - 7/24/2008 8:27 AM
Category: General
Replies: 2

In addition to promoting it among divers, Dockery worked to get the flag officially recognized in his home state of Michigan. He was successful, and Michigan became the first state in the union with a diver flag law. Now, thanks to what he started, the federal government and almost every U.S. state officially recognizes Dockery’s flag as the official warning sign of a diver down.
Diverguy1 - 7/24/2008 11:06 AM

Great story and one I had never heard. We all love the U.S. dive flag!

But as in many areas, it is recognized by some and dismissed by others. In our area of the Pacific NW, it is necessary to fly both as local officials recognize the red/white flag while the Coast Guard will only recognize the International flag. Kind of a pain to carry both.
Snappahead - 7/24/2008 2:57 PM
And I thought Al Gore created it when he created the internet.....learn something every day.