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Delayed Surface

Marker Buoy Course

Learn to safely shoot a marker buoy from depth and why divers do it

surface marker buoy

Course Objective:

As you continue further into your diving career you will quickly learn that being able shoot a DSMB or SMB to the surface is an essential skill. In this course we will teach you to easily, safely and reliably deploy a DSMB giving you peace of mind if you ever need to.


  • ​PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher

  • 12 years old

  • Complete the DIVER MEDICAL - Participant Questionnaire. Read the form carefully. If you are able to answer "YES" to any of the questions, a Physician must SIGN OFF and give APPROVAL for you to participate in diving activities. 

What is Involved?

  • (2) - Open Water Dives

  • Classroom session

Required Equipment:

  • DSMB or Lift Bag

  • Reel or Finger Spool

  • Basic Dive Equipment (all of which is included in the course price)

Required Course Materials:

  • N/A

How Many Students In The Course?

Our courses are smaller, allowing us to focus on your every need, as you become a certified DSMB Specialist. We enroll an average of 3 students per instructor.  Many of our courses are PRIVATE, with 1 on 1 Instruction.

How Long Is The Course? 

This course is (2) dives and normally completed in about half a day


Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Certification ---$250

Includes: Equipment Rental, (2) Dives, & Certification Fee

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