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Buoyancy and Trim Workshop

Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
Want to improve your buoyancy control?
Perfecting buoyancy control is a major step towards safe and comfortable diving. This workshop aims to build on your existing skills by equipping you with the correct buoyancy and trim techniques needed to get the most out of your diving. The key aim of this one-day workshop is to help you to experience and understand the issues that affect buoyancy and trim, overcome overweighting and to maintain good buoyancy and trim at varying depths.

There are four levels of achievement to be awarded – bronze, silver, gold and black – based on the levels at which the student’s buoyancy can be maintained.

Entry requirement 
BSAC Ocean Diver or acceptable alternative.

What you’ll learn
The Buoyancy and Trim workshop consists of a theory presentation and a practical session:
• Principles of good buoyancy; issues and causes of poor buoyancy control
• Correct weighting; drysuit and BC
• Perfecting your trim – body positions and techniques

Learning materials
Your course pack which the instructor must provide, includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes the Buoyancy and Trim Workshop manual and students will be able to apply for a Qualification Card.

How to do this course...

If you are a member:
You can do the Buoyancy and Trim Workshop either at a BSAC Regional Event, at a commercial BSAC Centre or in your BSAC club. Not all clubs run their own Buoyancy and Trim Workshops, please check with your Diving Officer if you are interested.

If you are not a BSAC member:
You can do this course by joining a local BSAC club and training with other club members or through a BSAC Regional Event. Or you could do the course at a BSAC Centre.

Your next steps
After this course you could further your training by doing another Skill Development Courses (SDCs) or you could progress with a Diver Grade Course

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