Delayed Surface Marker Buoy



Surface Marker Buoys or SMB’s allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery exercises, alert boat traffic to the divers location and can provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers.  During two open water dives, you will learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and Delayed Surface Marker Buoys – DSMB’s – in our local area.



2017 Course Dates:  

Every Thursday evening at Lake Chaparral from

June 8th – October 5th


Weekends – In conjunction with many (not all) Advanced Open Water Diver courses at Waterton Lakes National Park

July 15/16

August 12/13

With dates in September & October TBA


Pool orientation session is scheduled for the Monday night prior to the dates listed above




IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!  Are you medically able to dive?

The purpose of the PADI Medical Statement is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training.

Please answer the questions contained in the PADI Medical Statement on your past or present medical history with a ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ – ‘Y’ and ‘N’ are NOT acceptable answers.  If you are not sure, answer ‘YES’.

If any of these items apply to you, you MUST have the Medical Statement signed by a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.




Medical Questionnaire 2017



pdf-symbolStandards of Safe Diving 2017



pdf-symbolGeneral Liability Release 2017