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 pool, classroom and all dive equipment located at the beautiful Bishop Strachan School in Forest Hill.

  • Our world-wide referral program helps you book directly with our personally recommended dive partners.

  • Our retail store is located downtown just around the corner from MEC.

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

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

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


Students will now need to go to Cawthra Pool, located at 1305 Cawthra Road, Mississauga L5G 4L1 for pool training. Due to the pandemic many pools remain closed and highly regulated.  Our regular pool located at BSS is unavailable until 2021. We have been fortunate to secure Cawthra Pool until that 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.