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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. 

Unfortunately, the average diver’s buoyancy skills are not great — and can even be so poor that they make divers a danger to themselves and the environment. 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.

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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 Learn?

Students must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be certified the Open Water Diver level 
  • Be able to answer No to all questions on the medical form or secure a physician’s approval for diving prior to the start of the course.

 

What is Involved?

This course involves self study, followed by a single classroom session, during which you will go over equipment and discuss upcoming dives and skills. This is followed by a day of in-water training.

 

Where Do You Learn?

Except as noted, classroom sessions take place either at our Willoughby or Fairview Park locations. Locally conducted in-water training generally take place at a nearby pool.

 

When Can You Start?

Weeknight classes typically run from 6:00 until 9:00, followed by at least one day of open-water training on the weekend. 

Starting Dates

  • January 18th (class) January 20th (pool) Willoughby
  • January 23rd (class) January 28th (pool) Fairview Park
  • February 13th (class) February 17th (pool) Fairview Park
  • February 21st (class) February 24th (pool) Willoughby

Please Note: While we make every effort to ensure that the information appearing on our website is accurate and up-to-date, it is your responsibility to call Just Add Water at least 24 hours in advance to confirm date, time and meeting place.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

The perfect Buoyancy Course is $180. This includes, your classroom and pool sessions, digital learning materials and digital certifcation card. Students must also supply the items listed below.

What Equipment Will You Need?

Required Equipment: Students are also responsible for supplying the following:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Adequate exposure protection
  • One cylinder per dive
  • Weight system, weights
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Regulator/alternate air source
  • Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
  • Underwater compass
  • Primary and backup dive lights
  • Audible surface signal
  • Surface signal (safety tube)
  • Cutting tool
  • Slate

Some items may be available for rental.

Proper equipment is essential for your safety & comfort while scuba diving. While we do have an extensive rental department and can lend you most required diving equipment, please be aware that you will be required to supply your own set of scuba appropriate, mask, fins and snorkel (we do not rent these items.) If you do not already own these items, please stop by Just Add Water to be educated on the different styles and what will work best for your diving habits. Being professionally fitted, (especially for your scuba mask) is essential. Your comfort and safety are of upmost importance to us at Just Add Water. We will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable in your gear and enjoying your scuba experiences to the fullest.

 

How Do You Sign Up?

Just call or visit either Just Add Water location.

Willoughby: 440-942-7575

Fairview Park: 440-734-3000

Perfect Buoyancy $180.00

 Start Date 
23 Jan 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II
  • Knowledge development - Tue 23 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II

TUES JAW II 6:00-8:30 SUN BROOKLYN 2:30-4:30

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13 Feb 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sun 18 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II
  • Knowledge development - Tue 13 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II

TUES JAW II 6:00-8:30 SUN BROOKLYN 2:30-4:30

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21 Feb 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sat 24 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water
  • Knowledge development - Wed 21 Feb 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water

WED JAW 6:00-8:30 SAT ORANGE 4:30-6:30

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20 Mar 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sat 24 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II
  • Knowledge development - Tue 20 Mar 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water II

TUES JAW II 6:00 - 9:00 SAT N. OLMSTED 6:00 - 8:00

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19 Apr 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sat 21 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water
  • Knowledge development - Thu 19 Apr 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water

THUR JAW 6:00-8:30 SAT ORANGE 4:30-6:30

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10 May 2018

Perfect Buoyancy

  • 2 dives - Sat 12 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water
  • Knowledge development - Thu 10 May 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Just Add Water

THURS JAW 6:00-8:30 SUN ORANGE 4:30-6:30

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