The SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty is the best way to improve your buoyancy and get the most from every dive. Glide through the ocean effortlessly, extend your dive time, reduce your air consumption and more with the SSI Perfect Buoyancy specialty. No matter what your diving interest, having perfect buoyancy is the key to success. Buoyancy is an essential dive skill, but any diver will tell you it takes time to perfect. The Perfect Buoyancy specialty will teach you advanced buoyancy skills and techniques, so you can master your buoyancy more quickly and enjoy more relaxed dive adventures.. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.
Prerequisites for Perfect Buoyancy
Certification prerequisites: Minimum Open Water Certification
Minimum age is 15
All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.
Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.
Diving equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights and Wetsuit.
Transport to the pool and dive site
What to Bring
Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)
Mask Snorkel Fins and boots. As well as any other dive gear you own that you would like to use.
Open Water certification card
Flying After Diving Guidelines
For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)
For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.
For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended.
To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.
All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.