Boats and currents are two common elements with many dive sites. Boaters, jet skiers don’t always recognize that divers are in the area and a sea current can carry you further than expected. Being able to launch a delayed surface marker buoy before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent or to complete a safety stop.
You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the DSMB Diver course.
Surface Marker buoys serve a range of purposes and you’ll learn about common types of SMB along with the reels used to control them.
The course has a PADI SMB manual which needs to be read and has 2 knowledge reviews to be filled in.
PADI SMB Specialty course
During the two training dives, you’ll practice:
- Preparing and stowing your SMB and reel.
- Deploying the SMB from a stationary position and from mid-water.
- Swimming while towing a SMB and managing the reel and line.
- Making a safety stop using the SMB line.
Prices and Schedule
PADI SMB Specialty course with manual and certification 7,000B (1 Day 2 dives)
The course will be run from our large 12 metre speedboats to the Pattaya islands
- Start time 9am at dive center,
- Return time 2.30pm-ish.