Our new scuba workshops program

These workshops are designed to build confidence and comfort, no matter what skill level you’re at. Some of the workshops will teach you new skills, while others are a great opportunity to refine and develop the skills you already have. We’re sure that there is something for everyone!

As a scuba diver, there is one skill above all others that is the benchmark of a divers ability – buoyancy – and because of this, we will start off our program with the Buoyancy workshop.    

The Buoyancy Workshop

Attend our buoyancy workshop and become a buoyancy ninja!

Astronauts and scuba divers have a common trait, they are operating in a zero gravity state. Neutral buoyancy is where you neither sink nor float – you are as close to zero gravity as you can get on earth (for extended timeframes).

A neutrally buoyant diver might not be practicing a skill to make a repair in space but they are practicing a skill that will give them a longer and safer dive.

Attending our workshops will help you develop and practice your skills to become the ultimate buoyancy master.

How will you benefit from proper buoyancy control?

Achieving neutral buoyancy will make you a better diver. In becoming a better and stronger diver, you’ll be able to better enjoy your underwater surroundings.

Proper weighting is a significant step in achieving neutral buoyancy.

If a diver carries too much weight, they may be able to establish and maintain a neutral state, but they are doing so by using a greater amount of air in the BCD to counter the extra weight. This also leads to additional air consumption due to the added resistance of the inflated BCD.

A diver that is even slightly under-weighted will find themselves fighting to maintain a depth for a safety stop and they may float up when they do not want to.

Divers who are properly weighted will find it easier to maintain neutral buoyancy and consequently, will use less air and gain a longer dive. Being properly weighted will ensure you feel more comfortable overall.

These workshops will show you the importance of proper weight selection, tank positioning, and weight distribution. You’ll be able to properly trim your gear so you can be perfectly balanced, allowing you to move smoothly through the water and hover easily in a horizontal or, even, a vertical position.

These workshops are open to divers of all levels – ranging from newly certified open water divers through to experienced divers. We will develop the skills you already have and continue to refine and enhance them so that you can become a better, more advanced diver.

We have set out a variety of skills, tasks and obstacles ranging from novice to expert that you can come along and practice during the workshops – until you become a buoyancy ninja!

  • $49 pp Own Cylinder
  • $59 pp Dive HQ supplied Cylinder 
  • $30 Gear Hire  

Dates and Times 

Saturday June 26th 9.30-11.30am 


Selwyn Aquatic Centre 


We will also be offering the following workshops

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy: July 10th:9.30-11.30am 
  • Finning Techniques Date: July 17th  Time:9.30-11.30am
  • Underwater Photography Date : July 24th  Time:9.30-11.30am

Contact us at  sales@divehqscuba.co.nz for more information

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