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:
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.
Students must meet the following prerequisites:
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.
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.
Weeknight classes typically run from 6:00 until 9:00, followed by at least one day of open-water training on the weekend.
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.
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.
Required Equipment: Students are also responsible for supplying the following:
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.
Just call or visit either Just Add Water location.
Fairview Park: 440-734-3000