Correct Buoyancy Control

A problem that I see reoccurring in all my years of teaching scuba diving is divers who dive with too much weight. Such diving is not only less fun but it is dangerous. These habits are usually acquired during the basic Open Water Diver course. Diving instructors often choose to give their students too much weight and tell them “If you are too heavy, just add air to your BC”. We must remember that the reason we use weights during diving is not to sink faster but to cancel the positive buoyancy of our body and equipment. The amount of weight a diver needs can vary widely. It is affected by a person’s physical dimensions, structure of tissue (fatty vs. muscular), the diving environment (salt or fresh water) and the diving equipment (aluminum or steel tank, thickness of the exposure suit, wet vs. dry suit etc.).
Being properly weighted during scuba diving can also reduce a divers air consumption. More important is that proper buoyancy adds enjoyment and safety and allows a diver to end a dive less tired with less nitrogen in his body.
Controlling your buoyancy is one of the most important skills in scuba diving.

Sea Tel Aviv encourages you to join our Peak Buoyancy Specialty Course which is the fastest and safest way to achieve perfect buoyancy control in a short time while under the supervision of a professional diving instructor.