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

The PADI DSMB specialty course consists of the following:

Preparing and stowing your DSMB and reel.

Deploying the DSMB from a stationary position and from mid-water.

Swimming while towing a DSMB and managing the reel and line.

Making a safety stop using the DSMB line.


Course Structure:

Minimum Open Water Dives: 2 

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 delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent. Adding another layer of safety, you can also use the DSMB 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 DSMB.



Course available as one on one, families, or small groups on request


12 years old at time of course.

Dive quality mask, snorkel & boots.


Related Courses:

Educational material, all instruction.

Certification card processing.

All rental gear, tanks, wetsuit, BCD, regulator & dive computer.

Not included:

Boat Dives fees.

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