Your safety equipment is only as useful as it is accessible, which is why efficient storage of your safety devices is of utmost importance. A delayed surface marker buoy, or DSMB, is a safety device that is attached to a line and deployed at depth, whereas a regular safety marker buoy, or SMB, is typically deployed at the surface. The fact that it must be attached to a line is what makes proper storage so crucial — you don’t want to have to fumble around to get all the working parts in place when you’re trying to deploy your DSMB. This video tutorial demonstrates an efficient way to compress and store your DSMB and reel so that deployment is as simple as possible underwater.
Do you have any tips for efficient storage of SCUBA safety gear for underwater use?