Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

Who should consider Perfect Buoyancy

The simple answer is, every new diver and those struggling to maintain good buoyancy control should take the Perfect Buoyancy course.  Understanding buoyancy is key to safe and easy scuba diving. While the concept of buoyancy may be confusing at first, it becomes clearer when we consider how buoyancy affects scuba divers and what divers need to know to properly control it.

Perfect Buoyancy is a course developed to enhance the skills that were learned in your open water course. Understanding how ballast placement, amount of ballast, thermal protection and body composition is only the beginning. Trim techniques, finning techniques, and breathing techniques are addressed in significant depth. Using these tools, you will without a doubt elongate your dive times, conserve energy, calculate ballast for different environments, and choose finning techniques for the environmental surroundings you are in. Those who choose to go through this course usually are the divers that have chosen to not only be a diver, but be a great diver. This course is recommended for divers of all skill levels. This course is taught by technical diving instructors and technical divers that not only preach, but also practice buoyancy.

How to get started...

Step 1. Create your free diver profile with SSI. This only needs to be completed if you are not affiliated with the Indy Dive Center. Click on the SSI Online Registration link located above.

Step 2. Pay for your Perfect Buoyancy Class.  Click on the Pay Online link located above.

Step 3. Download the the SSI digital application for your smart device. No need to download the application if you already have it installed.  Android Download or IOS Download

What Next???

The Indy Dive Center is notified that you have completed your SSI Online Registration and purchased your Scuba Diving Course.  We'll then activate the course, making it available to proceed with the academic portion of your training.  Your instructor will contact you to answer any questions and to get you on your way to completing the SSI dive course.

Please feel free to contact your instructor with any questions as you work through your course.


  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Have completed an Open Water course
  • Comfortable in the water