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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Diver Down Flag TB

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Owner:
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Released:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Origin:
Tennessee, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of rvrlvr.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

DiverDown

A diver down flag, or scuba flag, is a flag used on the water to indicate that there is a diver below.  In North America it is conventionally red with a white stripe from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Internationally, the code flag alfa/alpha, which is white and blue, is used to signal that the vessel has a diver down and other vessels should keep well clear at slow speed.
 
The purpose of the flags is to notify to any other boats to steer clear for the safety of the diver and to avert the possibility of a collision with the dive boat which may be unable maneuver out of the way.
 
The use of the red and white flag, which was designed and introduced in 1956 by Navy veteran Denzel James Dockery, is required by law or regulation in many US states and Canada, as well in several other countries in the world.  Usually the regulations require divers to display the flag and to stay within a specified distance of it when they are near the surface.  As well there is often a larger zone around the flag where no boats are allowed to pass.  Some states also prohibit the display of this flag when there is no diver in water. It can be placed on a boat or on a surface marker buoy.
 
Today the red and white flag is so strictly associated with scuba diving that it is also used to indicate a place where there are services for divers, for example stores selling or renting diving equipment or scuba service stations. It may be seen on the windows or bumpers of cars belonging to divers.

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Tracking History (4279.8mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/8/2016 rvrlvr retrieved it from Aloha Nicaragua   Visit Log

Retrieved from Aloha with my nephews. Feel a little bad its vacation in beautiful Nicaragua will be short as I head back to the states in a few days. We will play cards to see who gets to take it home and send it on its way.

Dropped Off 12/28/2015 _daninicolee placed it in Aloha Nicaragua - 1,009.68 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 12/15/2015 _daninicolee grabbed it   Visit Log

great find!

Mark Missing 12/13/2015 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 3/5/2015 geohalf placed it in B = Pie! Florida - 1,094.27 miles  Visit Log

For the Palmetto Bay picnic.

Discovered It 12/2/2014 KIAX discovered it   Visit Log

Have seen at the MEtroGAthering event.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a safe trip.

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 11/22/2014 geohalf grabbed it   Visit Log

SilverMarc and I thought it would be a good deed to bring this poor, freezing TB south for the winter. Goodbye NYC, hello sunny Miami!

Retrieve It from a Cache 11/16/2014 SilverMarc retrieved it from MEtroGAthering New Jersey   Visit Log

I grabbed this SCUBA Flag at the NJ MEGA event. As a long-time diver it caught my attention! Will take it down to a state surrounded by oceans and gulfs.

  • Here's a "Swag" of Travel Bugs!
Discovered It 11/15/2014 horseshoechamp discovered it   Visit Log

I discovered at the MEtroGAthering event just getting around to logging. Thanks for sharing

Discovered It 11/15/2014 Debbie Sellers discovered it   Visit Log

Thanks for the discoveries and for sharing!

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