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250 Chapel Dr Syracuse, NY

SDI Advanced Buoyancy

Note: Scheduled Date is for Registration and subject to change due to weather and availability, Please contact Clay for details.

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, 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Advanced Buoyancy Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Why do we care about buoyancy?
    • Don’t touch the aquatic life, save the environment
    • Less fatigue, less effort required, more fun
    • Reduced air consumption = more bottom time
    • Able to control buoyancy = better pictures or video
  • When must a buoyancy check be performed?
    • When equipment is changed
    • When diving environment is changed
    • Have not been diving for a while
    • During every dive

SDI Advanced Buoyancy Standards and Procedures

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: No Materials Needed
Requirements: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver , SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent 1. Mask, fins and snorkel 2. Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) with a low-pressure power inflator 3. Regulator with submersible pressure gauge* 4. Alternate air source 5. Weight system 6. Personal dive computer (PDC) 7. Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions 8. Compressed gas cylinder 9. Knife or cutting device 19. Rescue signal *Note: Students wearing air integrated hose-less computers are not required to carry a submersible pressure gauge.
Instructor: Clay Caldwell
Instructor Bio: Clay Caldwell SDI/TDI/FRTI Instructor #27870

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.