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PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy - DSMB

  • 275 British pounds
  • Isle of Arran

Service Description

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. Take this course to learn about all the beneficial uses of a DSMB. Marker buoys serve a range of purposes and you'll learn about common types of DSMB along with the reels used to control them. In the UK this is an essential skill whether diving from a boat or the shore. We'll begin with some e-learning which you can do at home or on the go via the PADI app. Then we'll hit the water for two training dives for skill practice, look at different types of DSMB/SMB's and then master this skill in midwater. - Stay safe while diving from shore or a boat - Learn how to get the attention of pickup boats when diving from a boat or liveaboard - Deploy a DSMB and line from midwater to aid safety stops and ascents - Practice towing SMB's during shallow water dives Duration: 1 Day | 2 Dives Course prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or higher) or equivalent from another recognised agency (please speak to us before booking)

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

See our Refund, Returns & Cancellations Policy page full details prior to completing your booking. Key points are summarised but you will be bound by our full policy upon booking. Cancellations by us: We’ll always look to reschedule in the first instance, credit for another date or offer a refund (minus transaction and course material fees). Dive Arran Ltd will not be liable for any other associated costs you may have incurred such as but not limited to accommodation or travel. Cancellations by you: You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance. We’ll reschedule your activity but if we can’t then we’re always happy to refund you (minus transaction and course material fees). Where less than 24 hours’ notice is given by you then we reserve the right to retain your complete activity payment. Additional Fee's: If you are unable to complete your course in the designated time we reserve the right to add additional teaching and equipment fee's. Lost/damaged equipment will be charged.

Contact Details

  • Dive Arran, Shore Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, UK


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