DSMB Specialty Instructor


The purpose of the DSMB Diver course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, equipment, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving with a DSMB.

The DSMB Diver course is intended and designed to be a supervised introduction to diving with a DSMB. Training should emphasize fun and safety.

Priorities in the course:

  • explain the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of using a DSMB or a surface marker buoy (SMB) while diving,
  • train student divers in the use of a DSMB and associated equipment,
  • guide student divers in using the proper techniques and protocols for using DSMBs and SMBs in the local area.

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


One day including two open water dives.


  • PADI DSMB Specialty Instructor Outline,
  • Additional to your other dive gear: DSMB, spool or reel, knife or cutting tool (except where prohibited locally).
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