ADVANCED BUOYANCY DIVER WORKSHOP
T.A.P | TRIM ADJUST PERFECT
Buoyancy, also known as trimming, is one of the hardest skill to achieve without proper guidance. Many scuba divers are struggling with this, and even instructors are struggling to teach trimming to new divers with ample time in the water. We completely understand this and hence developed a workshop program to help divers understand the simple theory of trimming and how important is it to stay calm in the water, understand that trimming has a lot to do with the hardware you are using for diving.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
T . A . P WORKSHOP – TRIM | ADJUST | PERFECT
One of the biggest keys to being able to truly relax and enjoy your time underwater is achieving pinpoint buoyancy control. The basic buoyancy control skills taught in open-water class, fin pivots and hovering, are only the beginning. Ultimate buoyancy control, and all the benefits that come with it (lower air consumption, less fatigue, longer and more comfortable dives) are earned with practice and experience, but you can accelerate the learning process with our tips and an easy in-water test.
Weighting and Trim
Effortless buoyancy control really comes down to two key factors-finding the just-right amount of weight, and finding the best way to wear that ballast on your body and gear to achieve proper trim.
This is how you started your first scuba diving experience in the pool. One instructor, many students kneeling at the bottom of the pool, over weighted, using bulky or ill-fitting jacket bcds, “floaty” buoyant cheap plastic fins. We do not blame you. Most dive schools in Singapore operate their business in this manner. Over-weighting students is one of the ancient methods that instructors uses to stabilize the students in the pool so they can quickly finish conducting the necessary skills.
So do you remember your first ocean dive in Pulau Tioman or Pulau Dayang? Holding a rope to aid you in your first descent, your heart was pounding rapidly, you were wondering what is going happened next. And when you finally reach the bottom of the ocean bed, 10 of you were holding onto a horizontal line while your instructor conducted the skills, one diver after another. Most of your memories of your basic diving course was kneeling on the seabed.
Happy with your new Open Water Diver certification, you embarked a new journey of diving in exotic diving destinations, renting your BCD and regulator, but often, struggling with your buoyancy, kicking up sand and often feeling tired at the end of the dive. You decided to sign up for the next level of diving course, the Advanced Diver course, hoping to improve your buoyancy. After the course, you were still over-weighted, having problems with your buoyancy.
Imagine gliding through the water effortlessly, improving your air consumption because you are now using less weight. Proper thrust and gliding with your new finning techniques, learning how to fin backward without flapping your hands like a wild bird in water. Total freedom and control with nothing but your new found buoyancy and finning techniques. This is how your dive should be, trimmed, correctly weighted and with proper diving equipment. And your new experience begins.
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Step 1 – Theory Lesson
The T.A.P Workshop is designed to cultivate neccessary skills and habits that are required and used by seasoned divers that have been scuba diving for more than a few years. The lessons cover the importance of selecting proper diving equipment and how different equipment can affect your buoyancy.
You will learn in detail on the physics behind buoyancy, how a BCD can affect your buoyancy, the science behind fins design .etc.
Classroom session are conducted on any Monday from 6.30pm to 10pm at our dive school.
Step 2 – POOL LessonS
The pool sessions are dived into 3 main sections that build upon one another.
For the first section of your pool session, you will be working on the level of self-awareness. Basic but crucial breathing techniques, that are often overlooked in beginner level courses, will be discussed and practised extensively. Also, manipulation of breathing and body motion to achieve various depth and objectives in-water will be mastered before strapping into your diving equipment. That’s right! Clean fatigue with nothing but your mind and body. This is the purest way of buoyancy control. Only with the fundamental fully grasped would the pool training proceed.
The next section of the pool training focuses on proper equipment fitting and manipulation. During so diving equipment will be customized to your body to the T. Lead weight (only if needed) will be distributed to various part of your equipment to help you acheive that trim. New divers often struggle with buoyancy as they allow the equipment to take over their actions. These poor practices will all be rectified. Different finning techniques will be learnt to help you in whatever dive environment that you might be in.
The final section of the pool training is about unlearning and relearning diving. Skills that were taught to you during the beginner level course will be reintroduced but this time, all skills will be done while you are neutrally buoyant and in the trim position – as it should be. No skills are done kneeling while you are diving in the real world.
With all these being the core contents of the course, it does require a certain level of commitment, patience and determination. Divers have achieved perfect buoyancy in various number of sessions so do not expect to be accomplished in a session or two.
- To enroll in a T.A.P, divers must have a minimum of Open Water Diver certification (15 years old).
- Minimum 10 logged dives
- Commitment and Tenacity
|Availability||All year round. Peak season in Bali is from July to October. Do expect a hike in air tickets|
|Instructor to Student Ratio||1 PADI Instructor to 3 Students|
|Minimum Student to Start||No minimum|
|Basic Equipment||Free Jetfins and usage of all required equipment|
|Theory Class||01 session|
|Pool Training||Minimum 3 to maximum 10|
|Note||For divers with their own Jet Fins, there will be a discount of SGD$ 100.00 off course fees.|