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It is our responsibility as divers to practice good diving techniques.  This limited-time class will cover the importance of being properly weighted for the environments you dive in most frequently.   Advanced Buoyancy and Marine Ecosystems are two courses that go hand in hand. The added benefits to the marine and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control within the underwater environment. Divers have a vested interest in protecting the marine environment. In many cases, divers do not have environmental information about local sites. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of marine and freshwater environments, the problems facing these unique ecosystems, and the role that diver’s play in protecting our marine resources.

Limited Course Dates:

Aug   25/27     6pm-10pm  (Classroom/Pool)
Sept  08/09     6pm -10pm (Classroom/Pool)
Sept  22/24     6pm-10pm   (Classroom/Pool)

Open Water Checkouts:
Sept 26/27      Saturday or Sunday
Gilboa Quarry

Who this course is for:

  • The certified diver looking to improve and/or fine-tune their buoyancy to prevent damage to the underwater world.

  • The certified diver looking for more information about the underwater world and the impact of divers as well as others have on the environment.

  • Diver who wants to learn how we can preserve the underwater world for generations to come.


Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

Course includes:

  • Academics: Online digital material, logbook, active learning session

  • Confined Water/Open Water Training: 4 in water training dives (combination of pool/ open water)

  • Recognition of Completion: Certificate, Electronic C-Card

Courses available: