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Montreal Scuba Diving PADI Center Announces a New Buoyancy Mastery Program - For the Environment and for Dive Professionals


Montreal Scuba Diving PADI Center Announces a New Buoyancy Mastery Program - For the Environment and for Dive Professionals

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (February 13, 2012) Total Diving - Montreal Scuba, a PADI Career Development Center located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada announced today a new program for scuba divers who want to master their scuba diving buoyancy skills.

This unique scuba diving buoyancy program takes advantages of one of North America's deepest pools: The 45 feet deep Montreal Olympic Basin.
Tom Warnack, a training consultant at PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, confirmed to Total Diving that the Montreal Olympic Stadium Pool "meet the description of an open water dive site as defined in the 2012 Instructor Manual for purposes of conducting the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course".

"Having a good mastery of your buoyancy skills while scuba diving is crucial for many reasons including protecting the environment and taking good underwater pictures. It's an absolute requirement if you are serious about a career in diving. You must master your own skills before thinking about helping others!" said Darcy Kieran, an experienced  PADI Course Director at Total Diving - Montreal Scuba.

The Total Peak Performance Buoyancy Program announced today by Total Diving - Montreal Scuba is based on the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course to which additional experience is added.

Scuba divers will benefit from scuba diving sessions in the indoor tropical pool of the Holiday Inn Montreal Airport as well as open-water-like dives at the Montreal Olympic Pool basin.

Scuba divers and dive professionals attending the Total Peak Performance Buoyancy program will have the chance to experience and test various equipment configuration including using a steel scuba cylinder compared to an aluminum scuba cylinder, using ankle weights or not, using a weight belt compared to a weight-integrated BCD and many other scuba diving equipment configuration.

This unique scuba diving buoyancy clinic will be included in the Total Divemaster training program currently offered at Total Diving - Montreal Scuba.

"It's relatively easy to get a PADI Divemaster card. It's more demanding to be a truly professional Divemaster with role model skills. And buoyancy is where all skills start!" said Sebastien Savignac, PADI Course Director in Montreal's Total Diving scuba diving training team.

About Total Diving - Montreal Scuba

Total Diving is a PADI Career Development Center (CDC), the highest rating level for a scuba diving training center in the world.

The Montreal-based dive shop and scuba school has been providing goods and services to scuba diving, snorkeling and freediving enthusiasts since 1975 from its location in NDG in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded by Bill Waddell, the enterprise is now owned by Darcy Kieran, an industrial engineer specialized in new product development and commercialization.

Darcy Kieran has been training recreational scuba diving instructors in Montreal since 2000. He is an instructor trainer for TecRec technical diving courses involving the use of mixed gases like helium and enriched air (nitrox), as well as an EFR and DAN Examiner to train first aid instructor trainers. He is an Industrial Engineer graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Montreal, and holds an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.

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