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Divers - SMB.jpg



Knowing how to safely deploy a surface marker buoy (SMB) is an essential skill for UK diving and for many dive safaris abroad. This course will take you through all the types of SMB and how to safely use them.

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Course Packages

  • Bronze (£180): The standard course run over a single day.

How the course works

The course is run over a single day and can be run at inland sites or on pretty much any trip. We go through what types of reel and SMB are available and then how to safely deploy them under the water.

What's included?

The course includes all course materials, equipment hire, training and certification. The following are not included:

  • Transportation to/from the dive site, though we will usually try and arrange car-sharing between course participants
  • Dive site entry fees
  • Accommodation (where applicable)

Course prerequisites

  • Open Water
  • Aged 10 and up

What's the next step?

Complete the SMB course as part of the Master Scuba Diver program.