DSMB deployment by Garry Dallas. RAID UK & Malta

In very shallow water, here in 2.7m practicing skills will make any deeper dive DSMB deployment much easier. It’s all about transfer of buoyancy.
Thanks to Filip Coysman for videoing.


MegaMakox says:

Very nice Garry.

Jean-Pierre Verbeke says:

Well, there is a potential danger by inflating the smb by the mouth…. The pressure in the lungs caused by this can accentuate already formed micro bubbles of nitrogene after decompression in shallow depth instead of further releasing them causing deco sickness symptoms. Carefull with that… Better to inflate with the inflator hose or an extra hose.

Kenneth says:

It’s going to be a while before I can get that proficient at buoyancy and trim. Strong. Work.

Neil Egerton says:

Would like to see how you stow the pre-rigged SMB and spool. Doesn’t appear to be the standard way that can easily come undone when removing from pocket.

Roman Markovtsev says:

Amazing video! I learnt new way how to attach clip to spool and smb to the reel!

Wish only this video has also subtitles, explaining what those gestures mean.

Gary Anderson says:

Great vid Garry. More please!!!

Gerrit Leman says:

Fantastic. I really like the middlefinger gesture 😉

Julia Huang says:

Hi Garry
How are you?
I know you’re a diving lover who gives us more advice.and your videos are more amazing .i love them.
Look forward to your more videos.

Split-Photography says:

Right what i was looking for. Sometimes a pre-rigged dsmb just is nice! (Lot’s of divers on deco, ruff sea, etc….) Just shoot and hang! No need for the extra fiddling with mounting it together. (diving thick dry gloves)

Garry Dallas says:

Sorry about the glitch half way through, the GoPro went off.

Neil Egerton says:

Cheers Gary, I figured it out from the video. Savage stuff. Very secure in both a pocket or clipped to an external D Ring.

Bryant Gian says:

Hi Garry..this one of the best video on smb deployment. Im currently learning how to deploy my 6ft open bottom smb. My configuration is single tank back mount typical PADI setup for AOW.
1. Will i able to inflate a 6ft smb at 6m dept using your method shown in the video ?
2. Will i get too bouyant due to holding the inflated smb while checking for clearance above me.
3. If deploying under current will this method works ?
4. Do u have a video on how to setup a smb n spool ? I seen alot videos with the spool n smb separated b4 deploy n have to attached both togather b4 deployment. I find it not that efficient.
Many thankz for your videos.


Richard Pearce says:

Almost as good as mine……..!!!!! :-0

Neil Egerton says:

Now that is a solid platform!

clint seeley says:

Great demo!

Peter Moore says:

Awesome demonstration!! Can I ask what smb are you using? Make dimensions ect.

Marc Antoine Abadie says:

Thank you Garry, for this brilliant Demo. One question: What is the rational in clipping the double ender onto the line before deployment vs. clipping it away? Thanks

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