Advanced Buoyancy Control

Advanced Buoyancy Control



The benefits of properly controlling your buoyancy have a huge positive effect, an effect that will enhance your sense of enjoyment, and feeling of accomplishment. This specialty is designed to increase your understanding of the factors that influence your buoyancy, and to train you in using those means available to you as methods for controlling your buoyancy. The added benefits to the marine, and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control of himself in conjunction with his environment. 

Who this course is for

  • The certified diver looking to improve and/or fine-tune their buoyancy to prevent damage to the underwater world.

Course prerequisites

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn

  • Importance of good buoyancy control
  • When and how to perform a buoyancy check
  • Things affecting buoyancy
  • Breathing patterns and techniques
  • Hovering and swimming exercises
  • Ascents and descents including safety stop skills
  • Streamlining equipment and body
  • Efficient kicking techniques

Certification Requirements

  • Classroom Training: 1-2 hours covering buoyancy theory
  • Pool or Open Water Dives: With a qualified instructor, students will complete either 1-2 pool sessions or 2 open water dives at a local lake, depending on the type of diving they normally engage in.

Course fees do not include gear, tanks, airfills, travel, accommodations, training manuals.

  • Advanced Buoyancy Course - Open Water

    BACK TO COURSE INFO Includes classroom training and 2 open water dives at a local lake with the instructor. The open water buoyancy course is ideal for divers who are already accustomed to cold water diving. Rental Wet Package Includes: 7mm 2-piece...
  • Advanced Buoyancy Course - Pool

    BACK TO COURSE INFO Includes classroom training and 1-2 pool sessions with the instructor. The pool buoyancy course is ideal for divers who are strictly warm water divers. During the week, classes are held in the evening. On weekends, during the day.