Buoyancy Sessions 4 – Improve your trim
Improve your trim

With our article Introduction to trim you understood how does your trim affect both buoyancy and efficient air consumption. Now it’s time to get into it. Your trim depends basically on the weight distribution and, to a small extent, on the position of your body. You are looking for a perfect balance that allows you to remain in a […]

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Buoyancy Sesions 3: Introduction to trim

Now that you are proper weighted (buoyancy session 1) and you performed a perfect descent (buoyancy session 2), it is time to decide in which position will you swim. That “small” decision is more important that what may seem.  Trim. An unknown word for many divers. The trim is the biggest victim of the rush […]

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Buoyancy Session 1 – The Buoyancy Check
buoyancy check Open Water Course

Good buoyancy starts at the surface, even before gearing up. It starts with the decision about the amount of weight you are planning to dive with. Why? Starting a dive properly weighted is probably the most crucial contributing factor of performing good buoyancy while diving. If you begin your dive over-weighted, it won’t matter how much you […]

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Buoyancy Session 2 – The Descent
Open Water Course

The descent is one of the simplest parts of diving. You just deflate your BC, get ready to equalize and the fun starts. But in fact, the descent is a very important and should be well managed. Your comfort and buoyancy depend on it. You’ll find plenty of disadvantages in performing an uncontrolled descent. Let’s […]

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The Bad Habit of Overweighting
Scuba Diving Gran Canaria Overweight Bad Buoyancy

The Bad Habit of Overweighting Finally the day has arrived – your desired holidays start. After waiting for a long time you arrived in that tropical country preparing your diving gear. The divemaster is taking care of you and asks you a simple question:  “How many weights do you need?” You check your logbook and answer:  “Well, […]

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