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If you've come to the Mavericks Diving website via the feature article in Diver Magazine by Steve, Andrew and Sean, welcome! You might also have caught our presentations at The London Dive Show. We'd welcome your comments on the article or talks and any stories, thoughts or tips you have about buoyancy control. If you'd like to be involved in future projects, then please send us an e mail with a bit of information about yourself and diving background. Or, better yet, visit us and take the tour at our base at Underwater Studios Movie Tank.
Precision Buoyancy Control Courses
You can find out more about our Precision Buoyancy Courses here. Courses are run with a maximum of two students per instructor. Normal start time is around 09:30 and we finish when you've had enough. 20:00 is the current record. Cost is £199.00 per person.
Buoyancy Challenges For Groups
If you would like us to organise a Buoyancy Challenge Event for your club, diving centre or a group of friends at Underwater Studios the cost is £900.00 for a full day. That includes two of our instructors to run the event in the water. Realistically, around 30 divers can compete in a day. We would ask you to provide your own judges and two designated helpers to assist with the smooth running of the event. There is a cafe on site where you can enjoy refreshments and socialise.
Buoyancy Challenge Presentations
If you would like a presentation on buoyancy control for recreational divers that covers the work we did for Diver Magazine, then please get in touch. Presentations take about an hour and are based on the talks we gave at the London Dive Show. The presentations do emphasise safety issues and can be both controversial and provocative. Our basic fee for making the presentation is £100.00 plus travelling costs we incur and overnight stays if required. We will always try to keep these expenses to a minimum. If you also want a talk at the same event on improving your underwater photography with compact cameras, we'll do that for free.
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"Diver Magazine Buoyancy Challenge" - the June issue carries the results of the challenge. Book your Precision Buoyancy Clinic with Steve or AJ, who co-designed the event. We work with only two divers per instructor and can customise the course to meet your needs as a photographer. Feedback from experienced divers who've taken the workshops is very positive.
The Ocean Optics Underwater Photography Stage is in place! Designed for teaching and practicing underwater photography techniques, the set includes an artificial coral reef, kelp, and wreck workstations together with props including divers and fish.
Underwater photography courses for compact users will start in August. Mark and Steve are designing a comprehensive program that covers, in detail, concepts including exposure and restoring colour. They'll discuss techniques for shooting subjects including fish, divers and shipwrecks. Students will be provided with their own camera system to use with three lenses and a strobe. Radiophones will help our instructors coach you underwater.
Our next Marine Biology Day for Divers with Jamie Watts is on September 12th. This one day event was very well received last year. This is much more than a local fish ID chat. It's an explanation of the global story of the seas and oceans and their inhabitants. It will help you better understand the marine ecosystem, achieve more from your dives and understand how to be in the right place at the right time for the animal encounters you really want.