PADI Scuba Diving Centre | London

SMB Specialty


smb specialty


SMB Specialty £195.00

Whether you’re planning on coastal diving here in the UK or on your holiday, having a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) will increase your safety and comfort and will alert boat traffic and other divers to your location.

If you’re ever involved in drift diving from a boat then a delayed SMB will allow your boat skipper to follow your dive and pick you up promptly upon surfacing. They are also a great visual reference on your ascents too. The PADI SMB specialty course will teach you the safest and easiest techniques to efficiently deploy a delayed SMB whilst static underwater and also whilst swimming.

What’s involved?

The course consists of a knowledge development presentation and 2 open water dives which will cover:

  • Why use a DSMB / SMB
  • Tides and currents
  • Types of Surface Marker Buoys
  • Types of reels
  • Methods of delayed SMB deployment
  • Risks and hazards of SMB use
  • Preparing the delayed SMB for use
What do I need?
  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver(or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What’s next?

If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.

Cost: £195.00 – all equipment included
Duration: 1 day We run this course to order so please contact us directly for details
Location: Wraysbury or Chepstow

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