Buoyancy is often taught in Open Water and Advanced diver programs as a skill when in fact buoyancy control is much more than that. Imagine teaching new drivers that maintaining speed is a skill that only needs to be performed during an evaluation, not any time the car is moving as it obviously is. Proper buoyancy control is like learning to drive, riding a bike or skiing. It is the state of being that divers should strive to master the entire time underwater. Mastering buoyancy is paramount for divers interested in wreck or cave diving, underwater photography or videography, technical diving or diver who just want to feel more in control. Even though this concept is trained at many levels there are just so many aspects to focus on that it seems to never get the full attention it deserves. The ECD Advanced Buoyancy Workshop will take you through refined proper weighting procedures, our ECD-specific instincts and habits, equipment considerations, trim, proper breathing techniques and the disadvantages of being over-weighted. This program is perfect for those who feel like they are just working too hard underwater or those who feel like their weight system is just too heavy! Consisting of 1 session in the class, 1 session in the pool, and an optional free follow up play session, you’ll be surprised how much more control you have while diving.
To find out more about the online signup process click around the tabs to find out more. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at Brookline@ecdivers.com and we’ll do our best to help!
The most important thing to do before class is to fill out your medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors’ sign-off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors’ note is in the same file as the medical – Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors’ note BEFORE getting in the pool.
The Class will take place at the Brookline Pool. This course is strictly in the pool, so you can meet there 15 minutes before class starts to complete some paperwork. The Pool is called the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center and it’s address is:
60 Tappan St,
Parking is fairly ample, but make sure to allot time to find a good spot!
We also offer Private courses for our specialties! You can find the pricing structure below:
1 person $300 per person – $300 total
3 People $270 per person – $810 total
2 People $270 per person | $540 total
4 People $270 per person| $1080 total
Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class! All of our course scheduling and signups happen through our training department who can be reached HERE. They will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send them an email directly at email@example.com.
We require that all our students own their own mask, fins, and snorkel, as this is more personal gear that can negatively affect a dive should if fit improperly. If you are concerned about the fit of your gear, or are looking to purchase your own, feel free to swing by the shop to have one of our trained employees fit you!
Additionally, we will be happy to provide any other gear you might need for your pool sessions (BCD, regulator, shorty wetsuit, etc.)
12 Years or older
Only available for certified divers or divers enrolled in a Scuba Certification Program
All students must have their own mask, fins, and snorkel
One Class session and one pool session reviewing proper skills for perfect buoyancy.
Skills such as Instinct analysis, buoyancy tips and tricks, markers for pinpoint hovering, skill circuits while hovering, safe ascents and descents and more…