PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Speciality Course

£ 169

Chertsey, Surrey

PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Speciality Course
Chertsey, Surrey
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 169

Activity Highlights:

We are the capital’s premier PADI dive school and the only London dive centre to be equipped with a purpose-built heated scuba pool. Whether it is taking your first breaths underwater, refreshing and expanding your diving knowledge or moving up the ranks to becoming a dive professional, our highly qualified instructors are able to guide and help you every step of the way.

The PADI Surface Marker Buoy Specialty course is a training program for divers that provides in-depth knowledge and practical techniques required for the safe and effective use of surface marker buoys (SMBs) and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs). These pieces of equipment play critical roles in underwater navigation, safety, and communication with surface support. SMBs in particular allow divers to mark boundaries for activities such as underwater mapping or search and recovery missions. Moreover, they function as a vital alert system for boat traffic, indicating the presence of divers below, thus enhancing the safety of the divers.

This comprehensive course combines theoretical understanding with practical experience. Over the course of two dives at the lake, you will learn the appropriate techniques and protocols for using both SMBs and DSMBs. Instruction covers not only the basics of buoy deployment but delves into the particulars of various launch methods, executed from both negative and neutrally buoyant positions. This hands-on experience is invaluable for divers, allowing them to understand and master the complexities of working with these tools in a real-world context.

The skills you acquire from this specialty course will prove essential in a range of diving scenarios, especially those involving strong currents or heavy boat traffic. The ability to use SMBs and DSMBs proficiently can significantly increase safety and efficiency in such conditions. Whether it’s managing drift dives, where currents can sweep divers far from their original location, or maintaining position and visibility in areas with boat traffic, the proficiency gained from this course will enhance your overall diving capability, making you a safer and more competent diver.

 

Features

  • Meet to arrange kit for the dives
  • 2 Dives
  • Reel deployment
  • Exploration of the dive site
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What's Included:

  • Scuba Equipment
  • Highly-qualified PADI dive instructor
  • e-Card Certification

What's Not Included:

  • Lake entrance fees - £15
  • Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
  • Transportation too the dive site
  • If you have not dived within the past 12 months we will require you to complete a Scuba Review prior to the course. You can add this when you book at a discounted price of £89

Facilities

Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

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Bring a towel and your swim gear – we will provide the rest.

We do not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.

Extras / Options

If you have not dived in 12 months, you will need to do your Scuba Review. We usually charge £109 for this, but if you add to your booking then you will only pay £89.

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  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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