|"No performance requirement in SCUBA Diving is more poorly defined or less often achieved....than Buoyancy Control"|
"THE IMPOTENCE OF BUOYANCY CONTROL"
WHEN A DIVING INSTRUCTOR , A PUBLIC SAFETY DIVER OR A TECH DIVER IS ABLE TO ACHIEVE STATUS, FAME OR TO HIT A HOME RUN, WITHOUT EVER TOUCHING FIRST BASE....THE SPORT OF SCUBA SUFFERS!
NOT ONLY IS THIS A DISGRACE BUT BECAUSE THEY CHEATED THEY ARE REALLY NOT "ELITE DIVERS".
WHEN NOVICE DIVERS CHOOSE TO IMITATE THEM, THE PROBLEM IS COMPOUNDED.
WHEN THE "STATUS QUO" SHARES "ONLY" WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT BUOYANCY SKILLS.... BUOYANCY SKILLS IMPROVEMENT REMAINS STATIC.
BuoyancyQuest: is a reaction to the failure of the "STATUS QUO".
We are a backlash against a culture of "BIG NAMES" & big success stories who never bothered to touch FIRST BASE!
AND we offer an alternative solution to a very small minority of divers who are brave enough to explore new territory.
We apologize for the pun....even though it was intended!
WHO HAVE EXCEPTIONAL BUOYANCY SKILLS.... are as scarce as UNICYCLE
Most divers and their instructors are "only like bicycle riders".... and many have yet to remove their training wheels!
SCUBA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING: There is almost no emphasis on water skills during an instructor development program. Most instructor classes concentrate on selling more agency authored certification courses and more and more equipment, continuing education courses and travel for the agency’s “retail partners” i.e. the resorts and local retail dive centers. The focus is on classroom presentations and on selling! Extra points get scored and extra credit given to those cantidates who mention the agency's name the most times. Cantidates who have elected to attend SCUBA instructor development because of a desire to share dive skills and mentor divers, suffer a rude awakening with the realizatation that they are learning to be salesmen!
IF it quacks and walks like a duck....chances are....it's a duck. Chances are very good that you learned about diving from a salesman!
50 YEARS AGO: diving was depicted in a half hour weekly TV series featuring a well known movie star. The Buoyancy Control , on that show, was awful! At times, it was completely absent. Don't take our word for it, just watch the videos. That's right....50 episodes can be had in a boxed edition at almost any large electronics retailer. Countless big names among the recreational diving community have credited the series with launching their careers. YES, it shows....and is probably another reason for the neglect, that we see, of exceptional buoyancy skills. Open Circuit SCUBA Diving has been around for more than 70 years. That's how long divers and too many of their instructors have been neglecting buoyancy control.
DIVER IS NOT ABOUT HOW MANY CREDENTIALS YOU HOLD, HOW LONG YOU
HAVE BEEN DIVING, HOW MANY DIVES YOU HAVE DONE, HOW MANY RESORTS YOU
HAVE VISITED, HOW MANY T-SHIRTS YOU
COLLECT, HOW MUCH "STATE OF THE ART" EQUIPMENT YOU OWN OR WHAT YOUR
INSTRUCTOR STATUS IS WITH A PARTICULAR AGENCY. AND IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW
BIG YOUR EGO IS OR HOW FAT YOUR WALLET IS EITHER.
" GOOD DIVERS ARE MEASURED BY SKILLS....NOT C-CARDS AND NOT SCUBA GADGETS!"
Good divers look good underwater because they have Good Buoyancy Control. Everything else is secondary!
DIVERS WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO BE JUDGED BY THEIR SKILLS USE MANY EXCUSES:
"Look at my expensive state of the art dive equipment!"....OR
"Look at my antique diving equipment!" (a Mark 5 or two hose regulator and a Fenzy).
"I've been diving for 40 years....I was diving before there were buoyancy control devices!"
"I have 40 C-cards!"
"I have 40 T-shirts from just as many global dive resorts."
"I have 4000 dives....well thousands anyway....well hundreds , for sure!"
"I learned to dive.....in "THE MILITARY"....wink wink.... and didn't get a c-card!"
"My deepest dive was 300 feet!"
"I used to go that deep but "NOW" I can only clear my ears to 30 feet!"
"My husband (or boyfriend) was a Navy Seal and he is going to teach me to "REALLY" dive after I'm certified."
"Don't you want to know how many bodies I have recovered?"
"My dives include the Andrea Doria, everything in Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon & many Florida Caves."
AND SO IT GOES.... there are many more but too many to list here.
THEN YOU SEE THEM UNDERWATER & YOU REALIZE THEY WERE TOO BUSY WITH THE IMPORTANT STUFF
"Buoyancy Control....what's that?"
IF you think anyone can change the way you dive in just four hours for less than $200.... you should jump at that!
That's like: " REALITY TV "
Like the folks who remodel a whole house or change a person's appearence in just one hour!
WE CAN'T PROMISE THAT!
We didn't learn what we know in four hours and we need more time than that to share what "we want to share" with you!
Maybe 4 HOURS says more about how much importance "they" assign to the activity.
two divers who are different because they have "Above
Average Buoyancy Control". We did not dress up like cave divers, to
appeal to the "technical wannabe" personality or element.
Our PURPOSE: is to inspire some imagination within the general diving population and to promote putting the cart back behind the horse, where it belongs, where fundamentals will be recognized as a worthy goal for their own sake. And YES, of course, to promote our workshops as a means to that end.
We know what's wrong with the current status of Buoyancy Control Training....
IF you meet us in MEXICO, we'll show you the difference UNDERWATER!
PLEASE WATCH OUR VIDEOS
IF, you think there is a gap between your skills and ours....contact us and we'll help to close that gap!
"IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE!"
"LEARN TO FROG KICK!"
" IMPROVE YOUR SCUBA!"
| We excel at Buoyancy
Control Skills and Frog Kick and we don't pretend to be
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