PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY COURSE
When scuba divers’ have neutral buoyancy, they neither sink nor float, which means they have control of their position in the water, and they have mastered the basic scuba skill of good buoyancy control. Gliding effortlessly, using less air and being able to hover motionless is the goal of all scuba divers. Perhaps more importantly, peak performance buoyancy allows the diver to conserve the aquatic environment, dive safely and protect their scuba equipment.
The PADI Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Course. – £140
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course – prerequisites:
PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
(Minimum age: 10 years old)
Peak Performance Buoyancy – Learn about
- Trimming in the water for streamline diving
- Scuba equipment considerations
- Neutral buoyancy
- Correct weighting
- Body positioning for effortless diving
- Hovering skills
- Ascents and descents
Peak Performance Buoyancy – Learning Materials
The Peak Performance Buoyancy crewpak is included in the price* which includes all the required materials to complete the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, and is available from the Dive Centre.
The topics that are covered in the Manual & DVD include
- Bouyancy skills overview
- Correct weighting guidelines
- Equipment trimming
- Diving in new environments
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated Private Master Instructor
- Rental of a complete set of modern scuba equipment (regularly maintained and serviced)
- Classroom sessions
- Swimming Pool training
- Two scuba dives in the open water environment
- Buoyancy skills and underwater games
- The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Certification Card
Peak Performance Buoyancy – The Benefits
Can you think of a dive where neutral buoyancy skills aren’t important? The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course will greatly enhance your comfort and safety for every dive, by improving ascents and descents, equipment trimming for streamline diving, and body positioning.
Deep Diver - Diving deep has added safety issues that good buoyancy will help to control. Descending and ascending during deep dives need caution, and having streamlined, neutral buoyancy helps to conserve your air supply which is particularly important when diving deep so that required safety stops can be performed.
Wreck Diver - Neutral buoyancy comes in very handy when diving on a wreck, because wrecks tend to have tight gangways and open passages that can be explored. It also helps the diver to avoid potential hazards that are found on wrecks like fishing nets, sharp rusty metal, and collapsed structures.
Night Diver - Forgive me for stating the obvious, but night diving has limited visibility right ? Therefore good buoyancy skills are very important for night diving to avoid colliding with underwater reefs and structures. Descents and ascents on a night dive will also test your buoyancy control.
Digital Underwater Photography - You’re unlikely to get great underwater photo’s if you have poor buoyancy, and more importantly, all divers’ want to avoid damaging the fragile aquatic environment and their own scuba gear.
PADI Master Scuba Diver - The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course can be credited towards the highest rating in Recreational Diving, the Master Scuba Diver.
Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice and the prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course and do include the required PADI diving manuals and/or crewpacks*