Buoyancy Control Course
Short of remembering to breathe and equalize, there is no skill more critical to divers than controlling buoyancy — and no skill more difficult for new divers to master. In an ideal world, no diver would ever need this course, as you simply wouldn’t be able to get certified unless you could demonstrate adequate buoyancy skills.
Why do so many divers have such poor buoyancy skills? There are several reasons, including:
- Developing good buoyancy control skills takes time and practice — something absent from so many entry-level scuba courses these days.
- Learning to control buoyancy also requires the opportunity to get out and dive, while frequently stopping, starting and changing depth. Unfortunately, for many new divers, their open-water training consists mostly of kneeling on the bottom, waiting impatiently for the opportunity to perform yet another “skill.” In fact, most entry-level training “dives” don’t involve much in the way of actual diving. (No wonder so many new divers can’t control buoyancy.)
While we would like to think that our beginning divers are fortunate enough to avoid these problems, not every diver gets to learn to dive from us. And even some of our own students could use a little more work in this area.
This is why we offer this convenient Specialty Diver course — so that every diver has the opportunity to master and excel at this important skill.
Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:
- At least 10 years old.
- Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
- Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved? This course consists of:
- Self study.
- One classroom session.
- Two open water training dives.
Where and When?
Where and when do classes take place? Self study
at the comfort of your home.
Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo
directions). Open water training dives take
one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done on Saturday mornings or afternoons, or Sunday mornings or afternoons.
How much does it cost? The course fee is $180.00 per person and includes:
- All instruction.
- All educational materials.
- Boat ride.
- Certification card processing.
Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:
- Transportation to and from the dive boat.
What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:
- Mask, snorkel, fins.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- Weight system, weights.*
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).*
- Regulator/alternate air source.*
- Depth gauge/timer or computer.*
- Underwater compass.*
- Audible surface signal.
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
How to Enroll
Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to
call or visit Squalo Divers.