On all dives, whether shallow, deep, drifts, in open water or lakes, a DSMB (Delayed Surface Marker Buoy) is a critical piece of diver safety equipment.
Are you confidend in using and deploying it?
In this specialty course we will teach you how to safely, easily and reliably deploy a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB).
To enroll in PADI DSMB Specialty course you must be at least 12 years old and be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent (or have a qualifying entry level certification from another training agency). The course is performance based and consists out of two open water dives that can be done in one day.
Deploying the “Safety Sausage” (DSMB) is an essential skill, which all divers should be able to master for their own safety. Maintaining buoyancy, trim and not getting entangled are key factors.
Under water we dive into a different world where we tend to forget about anything on the surface but, it still exists! Diving boats, speed boats and other vessels are everywhere above us. Deploying a DSMB will alert them about the diver’s location under water before we surface and adds another layer of safety!
For any drift dive a DSMB is essential! The current can take you further away than expected or into a completely different direction than planned. Alert your surface support team (on shore or boat) where and in which direction you are diving and where you are going to ascend.
Are you up for pick-up dives? Deploy the DSMB before your safety stop and the boat will be close by you when you poke your head out of the water
DSMBs and SMBs are also a mandatory diving equipment for many dive destinations and diving safari trips.
We will teach you how to use various types of DSMBs and reels, how stow and prepare them, swimming and making a safety stop while towing a DSMB and managing a reel and line.
Become skilled and self-confident in deploying DSMBs by taking this safety focused specialty course!