Surface Marker Buoy Diver

Many divers wouldn’t think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy (SMB, and in some locations, it’s considered required safety equipment. Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a SMB are valuable skills learned in this course.

Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don’t always recognize that divers are in the area and current can carry you further than expected. Launching a surface marker buoy (SMB)¬†before¬†you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent. Adding another layer of safety, you can also use the SMB line to complete your safety stop, which is advantageous in a current or when there are no other visual references. Take this course to learn about all the beneficial uses of a SMB.

You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the SMB Diver course.

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