How to Gauge Our Buoyancy Control Proficiency?

Posted by Orca Torch on

Buoyancy control is undeniably a very important skill. Honestly it's not something that can be mastered instantly by many divers. 

Buoyancy Control

So how to gauge our buoyancy control proficiency? I'll break it down into 3 levels (base on my personal opinion)

Level 1
** Still adjusting for proper weighting
** Moving up and down with each breath
** Sculling with hands and legs to stabilize

Level 2
** Able to steadily hover in a relaxed and trim position
** Hands and arms are stationary (least movements)
** Able to control ascend and descend through continuous, conscious breathing. 

Level 3
** No sculling with hands and legs
** Multitasking while steadily hovering with no apparent difference in depth.

To me the best place to practice and fine-tune our buoyancy is in shallow areas.


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