...With Diving and Buoyancy For All.
Legendary instructor, Vice President of Lifeguard Systems, and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Andrea Zaferes, will be talking buoyancy this month at our happy hour, and you can be sure it will be interesting, exciting and super fun. You definitely will not want to miss it!
Buoyancy is unquestionably one of the most important skills to master when it comes to scuba diving. It's also one of the most difficult. In addition to helping maximize air consumption and move efficiently through the water, good buoyancy helps protect our environment and reefs. It is also a safety skill that should be continually refined, as having complete control over your position in the water column reduces stress, task loading and makes diving an overall more pleasant experience.
How can you be a better diver and take buoyancy control to another dimension? Learn how to make every movement count and be efficient in the water. Think buoyancy is all about being able to hover? As Andrea will tell us, learning to hover is like learning to get up on two legs when you don’t know how to walk. There's a lot more to buoyancy than hovering. Andrea will discuss the more advanced principles of movement underwater so you can learn to be one with the fish. This talk will be great for divers of all levels, and especially underwater photographers and videographers who need to learn how to get that shot!
So come on down to November Happy Hour and:
- Learn what you need to know about buoyancy
- Hear about techniques that will keep you safer and preserve our marine environment
- Meet the other divers
- Have 2-for-1 drink specials@Bar 13!
- Have fun, fun, FUN!
About Andrea Zaferes
Andrea began teaching diving with Dr. Lee Somers and Karl Huggins at the University of Michigan’s Scientific Diving Program. She served as a Diving Safety Officer for the American Museum of Natural History’s Animal Behavior Research Department, and had three research papers published by the age of 22. She took her first diving rescue course at age 16 with Walt Butch Hendrick. Since that time she has become Vice President of Lifeguard Systems Inc. and RIPTIDE Inc, a course director and instructor trainer, a well published author, a noted public speaker, an award winner, a program designer, and is one of the leading trainers in the international water rescue and recovery industries today.
Andrea teaches hundreds of police, fire, EMS, military, and USCG personnel annually throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Caribbean.
Vice President of Lifeguard Systems and RIPTIDE, a NAUI & ACUC course director, and a PADI, DAN, and Red Cross Instructor, she teaches approximately 1000 surface rescue and dive personnel annually. With Walt "Butch" Hendrick, she co-authored videos and books including Surface Ice Rescue, Scuba Instructor Readiness Series, Field Neurological Evaluations, Public Safety Dive Operations, Blackwater Contingency, and Homicidal Drowning Investigator, and was the managing editor of SORTIE Magazine. She also manages the www.wateroperation.com discussion group, and has over 100 published articles. She is a noted public speaker, award winner, and is a NYS EMT. Her main mission is to keep you alive and well.
Andrea’s credentials include:
- Expert Legal Witness for diving and other water-related incidents
- Homicidal Drowning Investigation, assists law enforcement and private citizens with homicidal drowning investigations
- Numerous Media Interviews
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