Arizona is a great place to go scuba diving!. Lake Mojave has plenty of sights to see underwater, and Scorpion Bay on Lake Pleasant has some unexpected treasures. But those are just two of Arizona’s spectacular dive sites. There is a site in Arizona for a diver of any skill level. Some dive sites may have restricted access, or may require a diver be scuba certified to dive at that location. Make sure you check site-specific requirements before planning any dive.
Scuba Diving Requirements in Arizona
In Arizona, divers do not necessarily be scuba certified to go diving. However, it is highly recommended that all divers get their scuba certification for own safety and for the safety of those diving with them. Many scuba companies that offer dive transport and dive charters require their divers to be certified, or to dive with one of their professional divers.
Arizona has a few laws and requirements for both people going scuba diving and those operating vessels near divers:
- Divers are required to use a dive flag when going underwater
- Use a red dive flag with a diagonal white stripe going from top to bottom
- Boaters and other vessels are required to stay at least 100 feet from a dive flag, more if possible
Get Your Scuba Certification in Arizona
Getting your scuba certification can help you stay safe and have an enjoyable time while diving in Arizona. For safety reasons, some companies may require you to be certified before taking you out on a dive. Be sure to visit our directory to find a local business that can help you get your scuba certification so you can dive at all of the interesting locations around Arizona!