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The PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Specialty

It doesn't matter if you are a brand new open water diver or a rescue diver with years of experience - everyone should know how to launch a DSMB!

The Fun Part

A DSMB is an important safety tool for divers; especially if you enjoy exciting things like drift diving! Knowing how to safely launch a DSMB while underwater is something every diver should know.

What You Learn

  • Why having a DSMB is important:
    • How DSMBs differ from SMBs
    • How to pick an appropriate DSMB and reel
  • How to safely launch a DSMB
  • How to care for and stow your DSMB and reel
  • When and in what conditions you should launch your DSMB


You put this information into practice during two open water dives.


    • PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
    • 12 years or older

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear as well as a DSMB, reel, and cutting tool.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork


Your Next Adventure

Once you have completed your DSMB training why not put those skills to use and earn your Drift Diver certification as well!

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with us today!