Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course in Denver


The A-1 Perfect Buoyancy Program

Why take this course?

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Perfect Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.

Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course

What You’ll Learn

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What will I do?

Your Perfect Buoyancy adventure starts by completing the 4 sessions in your online learning. Next, there will be a classroom session to answer any questions you may have about the material, clarify important points, discuss the pool or open water dives and take your final exam. Then, you’ll practice the fundamentals of perfect buoyancy either during two pool dives or two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.

How long will it take?

  • Academic Session: 1-2 hours
  • Pool Session: 3 hours
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives (open water dives are optional)

What will I need?

  • SSI Perfect Buoyancy online manual (included in course fee)
  • Dive computer; or depth gauge, timing device and diving tables (computers can be rented)

Prerequisites

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  • Show proof of being an SSI Referral diver, Open Water diver or hold an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
    • Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program without showing the A-1 professional proof of certification.
    • While you may register for the specialty course as a Referral Diver, you must complete your open water certification dives before you can complete any specialty course dives.
  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Have a MySSI account.  Be sure to upload a digital photo to your account and enter a complete address. (You’ll need this in order to access your online learning material.)

The A-1 instructor will collect the following (completed) documents at the beginning of the first session.  Unfortunately, participants will not be able to continue until the instructor has reviewed them for accuracy.

(Note: The Medical Statement ONLY needs to be signed by a physician if you answer any medical question with a ‘YES’)

Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course


You have four great options from which to choose.

Option 1 – At A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center

Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

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Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam
  • 2 Pool training dives in the A-1 pool
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)

Does not include:

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Transportation or meals

Option 2 – At Homestead Crater, UT

Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

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Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges) for open water dives. These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Permit, transportation, lodging or meals

Option 3 – At the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM

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Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

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Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam.
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges, wet suit) for open water dives. These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Parking, permit, transportation, lodging or meals

Option 4 – At Chatfield Gravel Pond

Course Fee – please contact the Education Dept at 303-789-2450 or email at divers@a1scuba.com.

Click to view inclusions and exclusions at Chatfield Gravel Pond

Course Includes:

  • Academic Session to review material and take final exam.
  • 2 Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges, wet suit). These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Park permit, transportation, lodging or meals

To Sign Up Please Call

303 789-2450 and ask for the Education Department

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your course fee.

Where can I go from here?

Once you complete four SSI specialties and digitally log 24 dives you will automatically be sent your digital Level 3/Advanced Diver Recognition card.  There is no charge for this certification recognition.