|"No performance requirement in SCUBA
Diving is more poorly defined or less often achieved than__Buoyancy
"HERE'S WHAT'S UNIQUE & SPECIAL ABOUT OUR SKILLS WORKSHOPS!"
A GROUP SHOT AT DUSK
(JUST PRIOR TO THE NIGHT DIVE)
EVERYONE IS WEARING THEIR TRIP T-SHIRT
8 OF THE 18 FACES IN THIS FOTO ARE STAFF
WE MEET YOU IN MEXICO
WE SUPPLY THE MENTORING & COACHING
OUR MEXICAN COLLEAGUES PROVIDE THE INFRASTRUCTURE
"WE DON'T SELL PLASTIC CARDS!"
WE SELL FUNDAMENTAL SCUBA SKILLS
WE HELP YOU PERFECT & ADOPT THEM.
WHY NOT do that on a dive travel vacation?
AND....we promise that you will have....
STOP PRETENDING:THAT YOUR BUOYANCY SKILLS ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
OUR BUOYANCY SKILLS AND FROG KICK WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE OVER 7 DAYS"WE'RE SELLING ONLY SKILLS!"
13 dives in six days of diving in a world class destination. "COZUMEL DIVES"....that's right, it's a Cozumel Dive Trip....but one where you ,actually, learn something! That's about 6 times as many dives as most buoyancy clinics. There will be plenty of surface interval devoted to sharing information.
COMPARE THAT TO: a lecture or reading from an, agency authored outline, followed by two dives in a pool or open water with an instructor who looks nothing like the diver that you want to be.
OUR BUOYANCY WORKSHOP IS ABOUT CAMARADERIE NOT ABOUT COMPETITION
We don't care who is "the best" as long as EVERYONE GETS BETTER! We think your reward should be real confidence in your skills rather than holding a certification that does not reflect or represent your ability.
COMPARE THAT TO: an abreviated program, from a name brand agency, where everyone finishes with little more than a plastic card after two dives with an instructor who "probably" exhibits substandard fundamental skills..
WE AREN'T ASHAMED OF OUR BUOYANCY SKILLS OR AFRAID TO LET YOU SEE US DIVE
Sample our videos and see the exact instructors that we expect you to imitate.
COMPARE THAT TO: chat room rhetoric, where talk is cheap and to programs where franchised instructors don't even resemble the divers in the official agency movies. And the official agency movies feature Course Directors & Master Instructors who scull, demonstrate vertical postures, and wear gloves on tropical dives. AND they have hose halos and more than a few "danglies". Snorkels, however, are in place....but having a snorkel doesn't define or identify a "good diver".
WE DON'T HAVE TO DRESS UP LIKE TECH DIVERS OR USE TECH DIVING IMAGES
We mentor FROG KICK & BUOYANCY SKILLS. Those are skills that tech divers need. We like BP&W but don't require that you like it. Our goal is to help you be nothing less than a diver with "tech diver worthy" fundamental skills.
COMPARE THAT TO: the expense of taking a tech diver course in order to acquire better basics. Or even worse; paying big dollars for a "pseudo" tech diving course & certification that was achieved while kneeling on the bottom in double tanks and a stage bottle.. Or perhaps you're thinking about taking a sidemount course...."that's the latest fad" that places the cart too far in front of the horse. Another "EGO Trip" for divers who haven't even mastered the basics of buoyancy control...."ANOTHER JOKE!"
WE USE VIDEO IMAGES AS A TOOL
We aren't afraid to show you video of ourselves in order to promote our workshops and we will video two of the later workshop dives to provide both incentive for you to excel and validation of your achievements.
COMPARE THAT TO: instructors and programs who are bashful about appearing in moving pictures because of sculling or other shortcomings but are not bashful about taking money for awarding buoyancy specialty certifications.
WE PUT FUNDAMENTAL BUOYANCY CONTROL TRAINING IN PERSPECTIVE
We identify the limits of equipment in an equipment dominated sport and we think that a diving adventure in Cozumel is the perfect context for learning superior buoyancy control skills. We believe that "less is more"....less emphasis on expensive equipment and more emphasis on motor skills and understanding nature's rules.
COMPARE THAT TO: most store sponsored dive travel where the participants learn nothing new about diving because the trip leader surrenders control to the host facility.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT....DIVING IS AN "EGO" SPORT!
( IF YOU DON'T THINK BUOYANCY CONTROL IS WORTH BRAGGING ABOUT....YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BOTHER IMPROVING YOURS! )
CONSIDER THIS: WE THINK: THAT MOST OF THE COZUMEL DIVE GUIDES KEEP THE PROVERBIAL CART BEHIND THE HORSE AND BUILD A SOLID FOUNDATION BEFORE BECOMING DIVE MASTERS, INSTRUCTORS AND TECH DIVERS. THEY ( THE NATIVE MEXICAN DIVE GUIDES ) HAVE BETTER GAS CONSUMPTION AND BETTER BUOYANCY SKILLS THAN CAN BE FOUND AMONG THE EUROPEANS WHO WORK ON THAT ISLAND. IF YOU WANT TO BE A GOOD DIVER, DO WHAT THEY DO....DO WHAT WE DO!
MAKE EXCEPTIONAL BUOYANCY CONTROL YOUR GOAL__"FIRST"!
YOUR SKILLS ARE WHAT DEFINE YOU AS A DIVER.....NOT YOUR EQUIPMENT.
THAT'S WHY WE PICKED COZUMEL:
"WHERE, WE BELIEVE THAT, MORE PROFESSIONALS PUT FUNDAMENTALS FIRST THAN IN ANY OTHER DIVE DESTINATION."
COZUMEL: The Unwritten CODE
"IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LEARN....WE CAN'T HELP YOU!"
"WHAT WE DON'T DO......IS WHAT DISTINGUISHES US FROM ALMOST EVERY OTHER SCUBA DIVER.".
We "NEVER" scull with our hands, we have no DANGLIES & HOSE HALOS and we "almost never" flutter kick!
"SCULLING IS THE THE HALLMARK OF A SUBSTANDARD DIVER!"
"LEARN FROG KICK!"
"MEET US IN MEXICO!"
|"NO PLACE TO HIDE!"
"IF" you are wondering why anyone would offer to mentor "only" Buoyancy Control Skills, the answer is easy.
A) Buoyancy Control is what we do best___while "almost" everyone else does not!
B) The market is obvious...."almost" every diver & their instructors need help with buoyancy skills!
Most divers refuse to admit that their skills are substandard. But there are so many divers and even instructors in need of this remedial training that we couldn't help all of them if "only" one percent were to have an epiphany. "That's some market!"
"IF" you are wondering why nobody else seems to offer to mentor "only" Buoyancy Control___the answer is easy.
A) Others don't dare to claim to have that level of buoyancy skills because they know they will have no place to hide*.
B) "Talking the talk" and tap dancing doesn't work if the promise is real skills! That only works if the promise is c-cards.
IF all you want is a Buoyancy Specialist C-CARD....go with the big agencies....you won't learn fundamental skills....BUT you'll fit right into the status quo! If you don't think that the "Status Quo" has let you down or sold you short, just continue down that path!
"MENTORING "only" Buoyancy Control Skills without offering some sort of "CERTIFICATION"....
.... is like working as a circus acrobat without a net!"
Your MENTOR must be able to demonstrate real ability BECAUSE there is: "NO PLACE TO HIDE!"
OF GAINING MORE THAN A PLASTIC CARD FROM A BUOYANCY COURSE WITH THE
IS LIKE PLAYING POWERBALL
Taking a chance with BuoyancyQuest
IS LIKE WINNING THE LOTTERY
We don't need to hide!
COMPARE OUR VIDEOS TO OTHERS THAT YOU HAVE VIEWEDMost of the divers who can demonstrate buoyancy skills on a par with ours are dressed up like cave or tech divers.
WE avoided looking like tech divers because we want the message to be "Better Buoyancy for ALL DIVERS!"
Check out the advertisment VIDEO for buoyancy from one of the world's largest training agencies. FIRST they tell us how easily we can spot divers who have good buoyancy....then they show us three divers. Two of the three are wearing gloves on a warm water dive. One has a dangling console the size and shape of a hockey goalie's stick. The bare handed diver is both vertical and sculling with his bare hands. BUT....all 3 have snorkles attached to their masks.OUR CONCLUSION: This agency is probably better at selling a snorkel to every diver than they are at introducing better buoyancy skills to every diver.
Last but not least....
THINK ABOUT THIS!Just about every SCUBA Class that you have ever attended, consisted of a lecture followed by one demonstration of each skill, by the instructor, followed by one demonstration of the skill by you (the student). Followed by a C-CARD.
WE NEVER SCULL , WE DON'T HAVE DANGLIES & WE DON'T CONDUCT OUR WORKSHOP IN THAT MODEL.
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