|"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
WE DON'T OFFER PLASTIC REWARDS!WE'LL SHOW YOU FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS
& HELP YOU TO PERFECT & ADOPT THEM.
WHY NOT do that on a dive travel vacation?
AND....we promise that you will have....
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.
WE SUSPECT THAT, MANY DIVERS GO ON VACATION TO COZUMEL & OTHER NOTEABLE DIVE DESTINATIONS TO IMPRESS THEIR HOSTS WITH WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEY LOOK IN THEIR COOL EQUIPMENT, RATHER THAN LOOKING TO LEARN ANYTHING NEW. SO IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU....TAKE COMFORT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE A CONTINUOUS SORCE OF AMUSEMENT, FOR THE NATIVES.
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......
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!"
"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!
Even if most divers never admit that their skills are substandard___the market is still there!
"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!
"MENTORING "only" Buoyancy Control Skills without offering some sort of "CERTIFICATION"....
.... is like working as a circus acrobat without a net!"
"IF" you can't look as good underwater as you look on paper or plastic___there's "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
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