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Snorkeling - Dive Flag Needed?

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Snorkeling - Dive Flag Needed?

We are snorkelers making our first trip to St. John in a few weeks. Does anyone know if a dive flag is required when snorkeling? If they are required, are flags available for purchase or rent on St. John - and what are the costs? Thanks!

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1. Re: Snorkeling - Dive Flag Needed?

Flags are not required for snorkelers; I believe they are required for divers.

They're probably a good idea if you're snorkeling outside of the popular areas close to shore, but for normal situations I don't think there's any significant risk in not using a flag.

If you decide you want to use flags, I'm sure they are available on the island, but I can't provide details.