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Rule 1501:46-7-05 | Snorkel, S.C.U.B.A. diving, and submersible watercraft regulations.

 

Except for persons snorkeling at designated beaches, no person shall engage in underwater diving while using a snorkel or while diving with self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (S.C.U.B.A.) without being fully equipped with a face mask, foot fins, buoyancy compensation vest, and snorkel; nor dive while alone; nor dive or operate a submersible watercraft without first marking the diving area by displaying an official diving flag at the water's surface. No person shall engage in underwater diving with S.C.U.B.A. equipment without having a submersible pressure gauge and nationally recognized S.C.U.B.A. certification unless they are under the direct supervision of a certified S.C.U.B.A. instructor.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02, 1546.04
Five Year Review Date: 1/10/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/1975, 3/16/1981, 5/16/1982, 3/1/1993