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York Fawcett House, 201 Acomb Road, Acomb, York, YO24 4HD
Harrogate 8 Knaresborough Road, HG2 7SP
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PADI SMB Distinctive Speciality

What is it?

Whether you dive in the UK or abroad, a delayed surface marker buoy is an important bit of safety kit that you need to know how to use. Deploying a surface marker buoy before you start your ascent at the end of the dive, or when you get into a current underwater tells you dive boat and other surface vessels where you are, allowing your boat to follow your progress and other users to stay clear. You can safely ascend to the surface without the fear of a passing vessel getting too close and knowing that your boat will be there to pick you up regardless of how far you may have drifted.

Who can take part?

Anyone qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or has an equivalent qualification from another training organisation can enrol on this course.

What does the course involve?

You will complete two open water training dives during which you will learn how to deploy a surface marker buoy in different situations.

How long will it take?

The two dives can be completed in a single day.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates or contact us at the shop. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

Course Prices

Course Cost
SMB Distinctive Speciality £120

Course fees include all scuba equipment, all tuition and certification fee to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

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