Surface Marker Buoy


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.

The ability to deploy a delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) should be a given for any self respecting “autonomous” diver and is a legal requirement to be able to dive without a guide in France.


Verbal knowledge development

2 Open Water boat dives


4 participants max per instructor


Included in the price:

  • 2 dives
  • Tuition and verbal knowledge development via a brief session in the classroom
  • Diving equipment rental
  • PADI certification fees
  • €10 donation to the PADI AWARE FOUNDATION for global marine conservation. We are a 100% AWARE partner.


  • 12 years old
  • PADI Open Water certification or equivalent