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Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver

Surface marker buoys (SMBs) allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. During two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.

What You Will Learn

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:


  • The proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.

  • How to prepare a DSMB for use

  • How to deploy a DSMB from the bottom & mid-water

  • Risks and hazards of DSMB use


Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. 



PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are eligible to take the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver course.


The Fun Part

It’s a good way to always let your dive boat or dive team know where you are.


What is included and not included

DIVE ARMY offers the greatest experience of PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver course.


Included: $134.20​
  • Certification Card

  • Academic Training

  • Surface Marker Buoy


Not included:
  • Rental Scuba Diving Equipment

    • BCD

    • Primary Regulator and alternate air source

    • SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge) and Depth monitoring device

    • Quick release weight system

    • Wetsuit

    • Scuba Tank

    • Scuba Gear Bag

  • Air Fills

  • Personal Scuba Gear (Mask, Snorkeling, Bootie, and Fins)


There are no hidden costs when you take the PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver certification course with us.

Get Started Today

Simply contact us here to get you registered for the class. A small deposit is requested to hold your spot and at that time we will provide you with your books and materials for your training. You may also download the PADI Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to ANY question, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to training you!

Continuing Education Administrative Document (10038)

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