Become more relaxed and comfortable under the water, move gracefully, hover effortlessly and all the while using less gas. Taking control of your buoyancy, trim and body position in the water are essential to diving safely and comfortably with the added bonus of making all your diving that much easier and fun! The BSAC Buoyancy and Trim Workshop, is also a prerequisite course for some other courses such as the Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP) course.
Any certified diver from Ocean Diver upwards, or equivalent from another diver agency, can take and benefit from this course.
Enrolment requirements and course content
|Minimum Ocean Diver|
|1 Theory lesson|
|1 Open water session|
- about issues that affect buoyancy and trim
- the importance of good buoyancy
- weighting, over and under weighting
- how trim affects your diving
- head and body positioning
- equipment considerations
- fresh / salt water differences
You'll practice your new skills to descend, hover, fin horizontally and ascend with feedback and practical advice from your instructor/s.
You will be able to put the theory into practice to achieve and maintain a horizontal diving position that is relaxed, environmentally friendly and consumes
less of your valuable gas.
In time you will become more relaxed, more comfortable and the process will become second nature wherever you choose to dive.
On the second dive your skills will be recorded and you'll be awarded a buoyancy standard of bronze, silver, gold, or black.
You could put your new found skills to good use and just do some fun dives, perhaps in different situations, to continue improving and controlling
On the other hand, you could be eligible to enroll on some of the more specialist SDCs, such as the Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP) course.