As part of our PADI Specialty of the Month programme in 2019, we will be running the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver course on Sunday 11th and Sunday 25th August.
The classroom and pool orientation will take place on Sunday 11th, the Open Water qualifying dives will be held on Sunday 25th August.
Surface marker Buoys should be an integral part of your scuba dive gear. They are an important piece of safety equipment, every diver should really own one.
The purpose of the SMB Diver specialty course is to give you the knowledge and skills to safely deploy your SMB, to know when and where to use it, and to give you a chance to practice these skills in a safe environment rather than on your first boat dive, which could cause problems.
Surface Marker Buoys serve a range of purposes. They are used to:
- Allow shore cover / boat support an ascending diver
- Allow boat crew to keep track of buddy teams on a drift dive
- Alert boat traffic to the presence of a diver
- Provide a visual reference and line for ascending divers