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: £119.00

Saturday 15th April – £105.00 

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, £10.00 be paid on the day at the lake.

Course dates

Course Dates
Saturday 27th May 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017
Sunday 25th June 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

Medical Form

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.