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Skills Lab: SMB Deployment

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ABOUT THIS DIVE

A surface marker buoy (SMB) is a crucial part of any diver’s scuba gear and equipment. These big, inflatable tubes made from brightly colored fabric are used to mark a diver’s location, and may feature reflective materials to make them more visible and easier to spot. Surface marker buoys are inexpensive, but they are very useful and could potentially save the diver’s life; however, this can only be true if you know how to deploy an SMB properly.

Some topics this Skills Lab will focus on include:

  • Different types of SMBs

  • Various methods of deployment

  • Managing task loading underwater

DIVE LEADERS

Cicely & Dennis

PREREQUISITES

  • Open Water Scuba Diver Certificate

  • Blue Endeavors Membership

  • *SMB, Double-Ender, and Real: *Come by the shop for special discounts on SMBs for students of this class.

TUITION

Free for members. For more information on becoming a member, please click here.

*Come by the shop for special discounts on SMBs for students of this class.