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Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Diver specialty rating

What are the benefits of the PADI DSMB specialty course?


Many divers wouldn't think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB, and in some locations it's considered required safety equipment. Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB are valuable skills learned in this course. Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don't always recognize 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.

COST: $229

PREREQUISITES:  Open Water, minimum age 12

MATERIALS: none required

COURSE DURATION:  1 Day, 2 dives

CUSTOM SCHEDULES: We reserve this course with a customizable schedule

WE PROVIDE: Instruction with a PADI Professional.

STUDENTS PROVIDE: Student provide their own DSMB and finger reel.

Release Forms required: Liability Release and Assumption of Risk, Medical Statement, Standard Safe Diving Practices. (please see our "Links" page to download these and have them completed before training begins) Note: If you have a YES to one of the medical questions, you will need to get a doctor’s approval before participating in this program. Please call the Instructor if you have any questions on these forms.

REGISTRATION: Call 1(405) 831-9688 to make a reservation. 24 hour cancellation policy.

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