Safe Boating Information

Safe Boating Information

Safety is our number one priority for you and your crew out on the water; and getting a head start, before your trip, is now easier than ever. To help you get ready for smooth waters, we encourage you to take a boater safety course.  We know boater education can save lives and reduce accidents and injuries on the water.    For course information, click here.

Safety for Boaters

Before going out on the water, check weather forecasts and look for storm warning flags at the marinas If a storm breaks while you are out, seek shelter in a protected cove immediately and wait until the storm passes. Lightning is also a hazard on open water.

Water levels in  Lake Mohave change throughout the year. Always approach the shore with caution and watch for shallows and submerged debris.

Many persons who drown never intended to enter the water. Always wear a life jacket. All boaters must have required safety equipment on board their boat.

Distances to islands, buoys, and across coves are easily underestimated. Don’t overestimate your abilities. Air mattresses and other inflatables can blow away, leaving you stranded far from shore. Never rely on an inflatable device as a life jacket. Always wear a life jacket when swimming, fishing or playing in the lake.

Safety for Water-skiers


Skiers must wear life jackets. An observer must accompany the boat operator. Display a ski flag when a skier is in the water.

Scuba Diving

Lake Mohave is often highlighted as one of the top freshwater lakes in the world for scuba diving. The lake offers a range of depths and submerged sites for both novice and technical divers. Please note that fluctuating lake water constantly changes dive location conditions. Scuba divers must fly a diver’s flag.