PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

diver buoyancy Are you properly weighted? Would you like to discover ways to conserve air under water? Are you an underwater photographer or videographer? Do you enjoy wreck diving? If so, then taking the Peak Performance Buoyancy course will allow you to dive more comfortably, conserve air, and not damage the marine environment or stir up silt while wreck diving. During this two dive course, you will determine your proper weighting based on the exposure protection you are wearing, learn to fine-tune your buoyancy, and improve your hovering skills for taking photographs underwater.

From the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Guide:

Course overview
"The purpose of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is to polish a diver's buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level. The goal of PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy training is to enhance the student diver diver's buoyancy control abilities through knowledge development and practical skills practice"

Included skills:
  1. Peak Performance Buoyancy fundamentals:
    • Buoyancy check
    • Fine-tuning buoyancy underwater
    • Weight position and distribution
    • Streamlining
    • Visualization
  2. Use of PADI's "Basic Weighting Guidelines."
  3. An opportunity to polish buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level:
    • Positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position (trim in the water)
    • Visualization techniques prior to dives
    • Buoyancy checks
    • Establishing neutral buoyancy during all segments of a dive
    • Fine-tuning neutral buoyancy underwater
    • Hovering
The information presented in this course can be efficiently covered by reading the course manual and viewing the course DVD. We conduct Peak Performance Buoyancy courses locally as well as on our tropical trips. Check out our class schedules