PADI D.S.M.B Diver Specialty April 2024
We will be running the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver (D.S.M.B) in March and April.
The pool session is on Sunday 24th March (10:00am start), the qualifying lake dives will be held on Sunday 14th April.
Surface Marker Buoys should be an integral part of your scuba dive gear. They are an important piece of safety equipment, every diver should own one.
The purpose of the DSMB Diver specialty course is to give you the knowledge and skills to safely deploy your DSMB/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