Buoyancy is the main base for diving. A good buoyancy allows us to enjoy the dive and be safe, stay calm, improve our air consumption and more.
There is a huge positive effect in recognizing the benefits of controlling our buoyancy. This effect will enhance the divers sense of pleasure as well as his sense of accomplishment. The Buoyancy Specialty course is designed to increase the divers understanding of the factors that affect his buoyancy and to train him using the mediums available to him to control his buoyancy. In addition, there are also great advantages in taking care of the marine environment, since divers who are in better control of their buoyancy, are better at protecting the environment. It is also made for people who want to improve their breathing and their air consumption, as well as for beginner photographers who want to take pictures in comfort while preserving the environment and maintain sharp and collaborated photography.
The Buoyancy Specialty Course is a course for improving the water abilities and skills. By performing different buoyancy exercises and buoyancy dives in different environments, you will improve and enhance your confidence and protect the underwater environment.
For the sake of security, the protection of the marine environment and especially for more fun and enjoyable dive - a Buoyancy Specialty Course will teach you all you need to know to achieve a perfect buoyancy.
Boyle's law, Archimedes' principle, pressure table, entry, and descending points, breathing and balance work, body position and fins work, correct weights estimating, buoyancy factors, etc.
Open Water dives practice topics:
Buoyancy specialty course dive no. 1: fin pivot, hovering in static mode in different body positions, swimming styles (frog kicks, scissors, rotating in place, reverse swimming), recording dive in logbooks.
Buoyancy specialty course dive no. 2: descending and ascending in TRIM- vertical position, buoyancy games (crossing between hoops, counting fish without moving etc.), more body position work and improving swimming styles while photographing the participants and analyzing the pictures.
Buoyancy specialty course dive no. 3: before the dive- watching the videos taken in previous dives, breathing and meditation exercises, working on achieving perfect balance in TRIM position while holding weight belt, variable weight circuit, swimming and keeping neutral buoyancy without a mask while being filmed.
Buoyancy specialty course dive no. 4: summarizing exercises while swimming in the open water (without seeing the bottom). Descending and ascending according to a plump in TRIM position using the lungs and the BCD.
Dive planning must include surface breaks, non-decompression time, etc. The dives need to be recorded in the logbook.
Buoyancy specialty course layout includes:
~ One theory lesson.
~ 4 Open water dives.
Buoyancy specialty course duration:
~ Minimum age of 12.
~ Open Water Diver certificate.
~ A healthy state of health (a health statement must be fulfilled before arriving to the course).