Surface Marker Buoy Diver
Want to help the dive boat follow you during a drift dive, or to have a useful visual reference during an ascent in the blue? What you need is a delayed Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), and the training to use it safely.
During the one day course (2 open water dives) you will learn:
- The effects of tides and currents.
- Types of surface marker buoy.
- Types of reel.
- Methods of delayed SMB deployment.
- Risks and Hazards of SMB use.
During the dives you will deploy SMB’s for real, firstly while sitting on the bottom and then whilst hovering mid-water. You will get practice at diving whilst towing an SMB, and also ascending using the line as a reference while you reel it in.
Course Price: £135