Submersible Marker Buoyancy Deployment Course

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  • Course Cost

    Students must purchase an SMB and Reel from the TSC store.

Why train with us?

  • Our retail centre is located on Queen St. in Leslieville, Toronto.

  • We have training pools located downtown in Toronto and Mississauga.

  • We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, offering Instructor certification.

  • We have our own in-house TICO certified travel agency - ScubaGetaway.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

For 2022 we will continue to use Cawthra pool for our in-pool training. Our regular pool located at BSS remains closed for training at this time. Guidelines from the provincial government require all clients taking scuba lessons to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in in-person lessons. We apologize to anyone that feels excluded in any way and any inconvenience this may cause you at this time.

Course Description

The TSC SMBD Course teaches students how to use and deploy a Submersible Marker Buoy from depth using a diving reel. The Etobicoke Olympic pool is used for this training.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn how to attach an SMB to a reel and fill the SMB with air orally or from the LPI hose. Students will then deploy the SMB in a controlled manner to the surface simulating the signalling of a diver below to any potential traffic that may be present at the surface of the water.


The TSC SMBD course includes use of the pool, instruction, tanks and weights. The purchase of an SMB and reel from the TSC store is required to participate in the course. The rental of BCD and regulators are available if needed from the sign up menu. Students are required to have their own mask, fins and snorkel for this course.