SMB DEPLOYMENT

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In his video you will see a neutrally buoyant demonstration of "SMB Deployment".

Safely deploying an SMB is a vital scuba skill. An SMB is used to signal your position to the surface. It is absolutely mandatory when diving from a boat so that the surface support can track your position while you are underwater.

Deploying an SMB is one of the most difficult skills to master while in trim and maintaining neutral buoyancy. However, with a little practice, the skill will become second nature.

This video is designed to be used by new divers, learning to dive, Divemasters, Instructors and Trainers.

At RAID we believe diving neutrally buoyant is no accident. It's all about proper training.

💬 Comments
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Better you have the line/spole connected all the time to the smb - so you save time

Author — MW

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I can deploy a SMB in 10 seconds. Stop fiddling around with lines and knots. Unless you use the line for something else, 99% of the times it will be used to deploy the SMB. Keep it connected.

Author — nunogirao

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Why exactly do you clip the boltsnap to the line before releasing the dsmb? Wouldn't it be safer to leave it at the D-Ring? On the line, it might catch on the spool (nicely seen in your video) and result in losing the spool. Would love to here your considerations...

Author — Jost B

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What an incredibly over-complicated method.

Author — Stephen Skipper

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When you locked the spool, you twisted the double ender to make a turn around the double ender before clipping to the reel. Can you explain the reason and advantages?

Author — Rithy Chhean

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With 6 mm gloves and 2 m visibility in a dark cold lake in Poland you'd better not use this 'method'. I unclip from the D-ring and I only need to release the SMB from the bungee and inflate.
From 0:30 to 1:30 I do not need to do anything. Then I only inflate and that's it. No clipping back and forth. You cannot be serious.

Author — Wlodek Splawski

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Oh, you're in a class of your own, alright... you're making Padi look good! =))

Author — M

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hmm, i have issues with this, 1 why is the smb and spool not connected in the first place, 2 why leave the double ender on the spool during deployment, 3 try this with 5mm gloves on next time with finger movement limited due to cold.4 would it be easier to have a one handed operation ratchet reel in stead.5 why not use an open ended smb so you can inflate it with the reg still on your mouth or one which can be attached to a low pressure hose.

Author — outlaw bob

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Why is there a single end bolt snap tied to the small D-ring on the SMB? And what's with the line wrapped around the double ender attached to the spool?

Author — ALwinDigital

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Jeesh, just hook up the spool to the smb. This way you don't have to hook it up underwater.... This smb demonstration on most videos shows laborious deployment... and most are quite funny. Especially the hand signals at the beginning.. like I don't know to look at you...

Author — Bruce B

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Outstanding Control of launching a DSMB.

Author — Shun Tao

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joke method have it already on the spool should take 8 seconds in current you would be out to sea and out of view, go practice

Author — James Mc

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And switch your reg setup to a long hose setup if you're going to use a BP+Wing. That octo clipped to a D-ring and the reg hoses creating wide loops... what a joke!

Author — ALwinDigital

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Interesting method of teaching a new diver to take out their regulator and then use all their air to orally inflate the dsmb, This will then want to go to the surface whilst the inexperienced diver is trying to now put the regulator back into his mouth. I'm not convinced on this one but please carry on and ill keep on doing it my way, whereby I keep my regulator in my mouth giving me air.

Author — jonathan white

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Faarck so much faarking around get on with it

Author — what ever