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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 need work-  and sometimes can even be so poor that they make divers a danger to themselves and the environment.

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? Just Add Water's Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. 





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 one day of in-water training on the weekend. 

Starting Dates

  • June 7 (Class) June 9 (Pool) Fairview Park
  • June 14 (Class) June 16 (Pool) Willoughby
  • July 5 (Class) July 7 (Pool) Willoughby
  • July 12 (Class) July 14 (Pool) Fairview Park
  • July 26 (Class) at JAW and/or JAWII Dives @ Divefest/ White Star Quarry
  • August 9 (Class) August 11 (Pool) Willoughby
  • August 16 (Class) August 18 (Pool) Fairview Park

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.  Just Add Water reserves the right to cancel up to 48 hours in advance, due to low registrations, weather related concerns, or other unforeseen circumstances.  In the event that Just Add Water makes a cancellation we will make every effort to find a suitable option for rescheduling. Just Add Water is not responsible for any monetary loss related to travel expenses including but not limited to, hotel accommodations, rental vehicles, etc.

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