About The Series: “Jumpstart the Divemaster in You” Booklets This series of 7 booklets (or 2 value priced boxed sets) is aimed at the new scuba diver or the diver that has been away from the sport for an extended period of time and needs a refresher. Each booklet is full of practical and easy to follow tips that are designed to improve specific dive skills, increase the divers confidence and allow the diver to get the most out of his/her diving. Each booklet is written in plain English and is not simply a rehash of what is taught in scuba certification class. Instead, these booklets are the 100% practical real life side of diving. The author relates many real life stories throughout all the booklets and tells what she has observed and learned during her diving career. Her conversational way of writing makes it easy to learn from her experiences - and her mistakes. It's like having a down-to-earth friend give pointers, answer questions and offer advice that you can easily relate to because the author has been in your position. About The Booklet: Jumpstart the Divemaster in You – Tips For Buoyancy Control And More (37 printed pages; 15,136 words) We all know that nothing can take the pleasure out of a dive like poor buoyancy control. It is probably one of the hardest dive skills to learn – but also one of the most rewarding. Once you have your buoyancy under control you will have a whole different feeling to your diving. Instead of being the energizer bunny on an elevator ride, you can look like the experienced diver who just floats along effortlessly and seemingly makes no movement. In the author’s quest for perfect buoyancy control, she discovered that there were some easy tips and techniques she used to speed her way to neutral buoyancy. She is sharing those strategies in this booklet. Use her experience - and not your air - to end the ups and downs once and for all. In the first part of this booklet you will discover: •the #1 reason why most divers have trouble getting neutrally buoyant - and what to do to correct it •a critical step you must take while you are adjusting your buoyancy underwater - it makes a HUGE difference •the most efficient way of determining the proper amount of weight you should wear •easy tricks for correctly preparing your BC for descent •diving exercises to practice your buoyancy control In Part #2 of this booklet you will find all the tips you need for having safe descents and ascents - two aspects of a dive that may seem deceptively simple. But not so fast. There are some things you need to consider before you even start to descend and work on your buoyancy control. This section also covers all the information you need to know to get to the surface safely - one of the most important periods of any dive. Part #3 of this booklet gives tips and strategies for keeping warm. As you get closer to neutral buoyancy, you may even find yourself a bit cooler on dives as you are not exerting as much energy trying to get your buoyancy under control (or you just may be more aware of the temperature since you are not fiddling so much!). And, lastly, a bonus section on dive etiquette is included in all the "Jumpstart" booklets. We all need to be considerate divers and continue to protect what we are all going to see underwater. Once you read this bonus section, you know you will never be one of those divers that gets the dirty look from other divers. Booklet total: 15,136 words) About The Author: Dianne Rein is an avid scuba diver and traveler. She has traveled extensively and dove in many places throughout the United States, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Southeast Asia. She is currently doing her best to expand that list. When she isn't busy planning her next adventure, she can be found doing hands-on research for her website scuba-diving-smiles.com. For a list of all Dianne’s booklets, visit her author page on Smashwords.com.
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