The PADI Distinctive Speciality of SMB or Surface Marker Buoy is a great addition for every diver to have under their belt.
SMB's are long tubes which you can inflate from underwater or at the surface. As their name suggests, they are designed as a signal device. Both in recreation and for emergencies. You will find almost every dive guide and instructor around the world will all carry one while diving.
As you progress with your diving and visit new and exciting locations this speciality will become even more important. A large amount of dive sites around the world requires a buddy team or even every diver to have an SMB with them. You will also most likely send one up from at the end of most dives!
Let's say you have surfaced slightly away from the boat, up goes the SMB, and soon you will have a little speed boat there to get you back.
To enrol in this course:
What You Learn
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is watching your SMB fly to the surface just after you have sent it up. Also learning about the different environmental conditions around the world!
Your Next Adventure
One of the main reasons we have sent the SMB up is to that our boat can see where we have surfaced. Maybe we were carried by a current? So ask us about the PADI Drift diving course as well!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!