Look like a natural in the water with the Advanced Buoyancy Control course!

Struggling with your buoyancy control? Popping up from 5m and don’t know why? Struggling to stay neutral in the water or just really want to hone your skills? The Advanced Buoyancy Control course may be the one for you!

Fine tuning your buoyancy will help you control yourself in the water more and enhance your experience when diving. It also minimises your impact on the environment when diving, as more control means less chance of bashing into the reef, floor or walls and damaging marine life.

What you’ll learn

  • Why buoyancy control is important to marine life, fatigue levels, air consumption and improving photography.
  • When and why we check our buoyancy
  • Factors that affect buoyancy and how we compensate for those factors.
  • Weighting
  • Effective techniques to use to maintain buoyancy
  • Much more!

How it works – course structure

This course has no prior learning. It is practical based.

Course Day 1 – 8am – 4pm

The first day will start with a quick revision of theory before heading to the ocean to perform your dives.

You will do two buoyancy control dives before returning to Dive Spear and Sport to summarise learning and for certification.


Course prerequisites

  • Open water scuba diver certification
  • Min age 18 or 10 with parental consent.


What it costs

The cost for this course is: $245

This includes e-learning materials, one day on a course of no more than 8 students, two shore dives, all gear hire, tanks and weights.