Course information

Surface marker buoys (SMBs) allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. During two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.

You will learn about the different types of buoys and reels and during the 2 qualifying dives you will practice bottom and mid water deployment of a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and their use during a dive and on ascent.

Course Prerequisites

Course price

Price: £145.00

How is the course run

One days Open Water, usually at the Andark Lake

What's included?

Use of all scuba equipment (suits, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauge, lift bags, air.)

We have a great range of equipment available at  discounted price for all Andark students

What's not included?

Andark Lake fee, £12.00 be paid on the day at the lake.

Course dates

Course Dates
Sunday 27th September
Wednesday 28th October - 5.30pm
Saturday 28th November

How to book

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.