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PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

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  • 229 British pounds
  • Vobster Quay

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Most UK divers wouldn’t think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy. Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB are invaluable skills learned in this course. Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don’t always recognise 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. Marker buoys serve a range of purposes and you’ll learn about common types of DSMB along with the reels used to control them. During two training dives, you’ll practice: - 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 - Using different types of reels, spools and buoys This is a one day course consisting of a workshop and two dives. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and at least 12 years old to participate in this course. You will require your own DSMB and reel/spool for this course. A line cutter is also recommended. Standard kit hire is not included in the course price. If you are a Dive Academy member you will receive free kit hire for recreational courses taken with us. Talk to a member of the team about joining Dive Academy.


Contact Details

01935 353525

Dive Academy, 7/8 Boundary Avenue Commerce Park, Yeovil, BA22 8UU

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