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DELAYED SURFACE MARKER BUOY DIVER Specialty Course

PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver Specialty Course

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 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 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.

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is included in the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver Specality Course. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that carries your weights and scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. 

The Learning Materials

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 3 Hours

Prerequisites

To take participate in the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy DiverSpecality Course you must be at least 12 years old, and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver. 

Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical Form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver Specality Course , you'll want to check out PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Getting Started

This is one of our specialist course and we run them as custom courses to enrol please book the holding course below making your purchase online through our website.

You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. We will contact you to arrange more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.

If you are unsure simply contact us to discuss this further.

Additional Costs

Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day

  Course Type Location   Price    
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Speciality Holding Course £ 150.00

Knowledge Development
Wed 08 Dec 2021
01:29
Holding Course
Dive 1
Wed 08 Dec 2021
01:29
Holding Course
Dive 2
Wed 08 Dec 2021
01:29
Holding Course

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