Advanced Buoyancy Course (Refresher)

The ABC’s of Diving – Advanced Buoyancy Course – The Ultimate Refresher Course

The Problem…

You have done your Scuba Diving course and are now considered a competent diver. Whether it is a Padi, Naui, Cmas, SSI, or any of the other training associations, you can’t seem to shake the nerves before every single dive. LEARN TO DIVE THE RIGHT WAY with our ABC Course

“Am I going to get down?”
“What if I don’t have enough weights, will the group leave me behind?”
“I hope I have enough Air, I want to last longer than 30 minutes”
“Maybe I should take a bigger cylinder”
“Ill take some extra weights – my instructor said 1kg for every 10kgs I weigh”
“That should help, a bigger cylinder and more weights, Ill be fine”

The Scenario…

 No matter how you try and shake the Pre-Dive Jitters, it continues on your mind during the boat ride, the kit up procedure, your pre-dive safety check and now your stomach does a flip as the DM counts down…3…2…1…Go!

“Ill dump all my air so I drop immediately”
“My mask is filled with water, let me go up and fix it quickly”
Whilst fining Frantically on the surface to fix your mask with no air in the BC, you see the Divemaster Duck down with the rest of the Group.
“Hurry, Hurry, HURRY!!!!”
“Im gonna just fin my way down”
“Ouch!!! My Ear”
You continue to Fin your way up and down until your ears finally start to equalise, getting completely out of breath.
“Almost There….Fin…Fin…Fin!”
“Made it!!!!”
“Ok, how much air have I got left…..? 160 BAR!!!”
“Better breathe really slowly”
Inevitably, despite your best efforts, you are once again one of the first people going up.
“Oh I hate the stupid safety stop I can NEVER stay down!”
“OK, Dump all your air and swim”
“Fin…Fin…Fin….Gees how much further? ….10m!!!”
“Fin…Fin…Fin..ok Im here, now breathe slowly”
By this point once again you are completely out of breath and again you cannot control your breathing in order to stay at the Safety stop and so after Heavy Breathing and trying to stay down for about a minute you eventually give up and head to the Surface.
“Wow its rough, where is the boat”
“Hello is anyone coming to get me!!!”
You cough and splutter, finning like mad until the boat eventually gets to you and you cling to the ropes. All the while having forgotten to inflate your BC.
The Divemaster pulls you on board, “How was the Dive!?”
“Sigh of relief”
“Im so tired, wow and out of breath”
“Let me relax a second”
“How was my dive…Well…It was OK….”
“Why do I do this diving thing???”

“How is this fun?”

The Solution…


It was sufficient for the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean, BUT NOT enough for South African conditions. We have divers from all qualifications come and join us on this remedial course to hone in on their skills.

You need the following to get back to Basics:

  • A Refresher Course
  • A Remedial Course
  • Some Advanced Buoyancy tricks and skills

All of which are achieved in our Divetek Advanced Buoyancy course…The ABCs of Diving!

Course Costs:


Course Details:


  • Pool Hire (Indoor Heated Pool)
  • 65min lecture
  • 60min Pool Session


  • There is no Qualification for this course, it is a Refresher and we can sign a logbook stating you have completed the Refresher

Course Pre-requisites:

  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Participants must have at least an Open Water Scuba Diver Qualification
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Maximum Age: No limit provided the participant is healthy with no prior medical conditions.
  • Prior Medical Conditions must be discussed with the Instructor allocated to the Course.
  • Special mention should be made of the following Medical Conditions:
    – Asthma
    – Epilepsy
    – Heart Disorders
    – Lung Disorders
    – Severe Claustrophobia
    – Recent Chest Colds
    – Recent Sinus Infections, Treatments and/or Surgeries

(Please note: Not all of the above mentioned medical conditions are a definite exclusion from an Advanced Buoyancy Course – Refresher, and a participant may engage in the course provided a Medical Certificate is provided by his/her Doctor stating that said participant is fit to Dive.)

Time Requirements for the Course:

The Advanced Buoyancy Course (Refresher) only requires an Evening commitment from each of its participants. Our Course is incredibly thorough and every effort is made to make sure it is an enjoyable and manageable course for all students.
The Schedules require huge effort and planning from each allocated Instructor and participants are expected to attend the class on time and as scheduled.
Should a participant need to cancel for whatever reason – please contact the allocated Instructor.
Due to the nature of the cancellations, we do require a minimum of 4 participants in order to run the course. Should we not have the minimum number required, the course will be moved to the next available date.

  • 1 Evening is required for a Lecture and Pool Session.


Upon completion of the Advanced Buoyancy Course – Refresher, the diver will have completed a Refresher. This means the diver will be able to continue diving all over the world, both at coastal and Inland Locations . The Diver will now have added skills to conserve air, improve buoyancy and water movement.

Divers will not be issued with a Qualification Card but we will sign logbooks stating they have completed the Divetek Advanced Buoyancy Course.

Click on a Schedule Below to Register for the Divetek Advanced Buoyancy Course – Refresher:

Peak Performance Buoyancy
Learn the basics of Buoyancy again and Learn how to apply it practically to your diving.

Concept of DRAG
Learn to love diving again by understanding the concepts of Drag and how important it is to be streamlined.

Physiological Stress
We are not designed to operate in water. Even the most experienced diver will Panic if they get out of breath. Learn to control Carbon Dioxide levels.

Neutral Buoyancy
Understand how to achieve neutral buoyancy with Practical Explanations and not a 15 second DVD with a ball demonstrating the three states of Buoyancy.

Ascents and Descents
Don’t use 50 bar just to get down. Learn the correct techniques to conserve energy on both your ascents and descents. Conserve your air and be completely calm throughout your entire dive.

Water Movement
Minimise Drag by always moving through the water in the most streamlined position possible, just like a torpedo.

The Right Gear
One of the Greatest joys of diving is the freedom and the feeling of flying. So why do we bulk ourselves up with all this unnecessary equipment that makes it difficult and uncomfortable to move?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Most divers spend their dives fighting the water. This begins with struggling on the surface with compulsive finning, this stress leads to heavy breathing which in turn allows the struggle to continue at depth.

Advanced Buoyancy Course (Refresher) #0808

Divetek JHB
Unit 14 Skyview Retail Park, Cnr of Freda Rd & CR Swart Drive, Bromhof
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2188 South Africa
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Advanced Buoyancy Course (Refresher) #0912

Divetek JHB
Unit 14 Skyview Retail Park, Cnr of Freda Rd & CR Swart Drive, Bromhof
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2188 South Africa
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm