Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver

Learn the valuable skills of how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB.

  • 200 US dollars
  • Dive World Austin main facility

Service Description

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. You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the DSMB Diver course. Marker buoys serve a range of purposes and you'll learn about common types of DSMB along with the reels used to control them. During the two training dives, you'll practice: Preparing and stowing your DSMB and reel. Deploying the DSMB from a stationary position and from mid-water. Swimming while towing a DSMB and managing the reel and line. Making a safety stop using the DSMB line.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Contact the store at least 10 days before the first day of class to avoid a rescheduling fee. There are no refunds for the course once it has begun, as we have guaranteed payment to our dive professionals. Rescheduling fee varies by course. If a refund can be issued minus the credit card transaction fee. If you require additional time outside of the scheduled hours needed to complete the course, you may incur additional instructional fees to complete your certification.

Contact Details

  • 12129 Ranch Road 620, Austin, TX, USA

    + 5122191220

    info@diveworldaustin.com