The Essentials Masterclass is designed to enable the certified diver to extend fundamental skills in the water. It focuses on three main areas:
These skills are all directly linked to each other, however, mastering buoyancy is critical to allowing your trim and positioning. Without developing these skills, moving towards advanced propulsion techniques is very challenging.
If you are interested in developing these skills even more, we would also strongly recommend the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course.
What will I do?
The Essentials program is conducted over three 90-minute 5.5m pool dives and can be combined with additional open water dives if you choose. Your instructor will be able to talk to you about these additional dives during your program. The techniques and knowledge developed in this program will help prepare increase skill competency and understand fundamentals that will allow them to take their diving to the next level.
You will also practice some core elements to diving that make us safer, more skilled and essentially allow us to enjoy the underwater world, such as:
- Pre-dive drills
- Basic Weighting
- In-water Weight Checks
- Neutral Buoyancy Fundamentals
- Trim Workshop
- Underwater Body Positioning
- Equipment fit and functions
- Cylinder & Weighting Positioning
- Propulsion techniques inc Frog Kick & Flutter
- Helicopter Turns & Back Finning
- Surface marker deployment
What are the prerequisites for the program?
To sign up for this workshop, you must be a qualified PADI Open Water diver or equivalent.
You will also be required to complete:
Please ensure you are fit to dive by checking these forms.
If you answer YES to any of the questions on the PADI Medical Statement, you will need to get a medical physician to sign the form to confirm fitness to dive prior to any in-water activities.
Please note: you will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.
Is there anything else you want to practice or try out? Check out our full selection of workshops and taster sessions.
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