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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.

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Most divers never get the chance, or take the time, to work on buoyancy. Just buoyancy. Yet this is the one of the most important skills a diver can have. It has a great impact on the underwater environment. 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.

What You Learn:

This class takes about 6-7 hours and 2 open water dives, about 1 hour each, and can be done in a single day!

The Fundamentals

  • Buoyancy check
  • Peak Performance buoyancy path
  • Fine-tuning buoyancy underwater
  • Weight position and distribution
  • Streamlining
  • Visualization

The Use of PADI's "Basic Weighting Guidelines."

Practical Application - An opportunity to polish buoyancy control:

  • Positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position- trim
  • Visualization techniques prior to dives
  • Buoyancy checks
  • Establishing neutral buoyancy during all segments of a dive
  • Fine-tuning neutral buoyancy underwater
  • Hovering

Linked Class

This class can be linked to any other class you are taking. The knowledge portions can be integrated any time during the course. Peak Performance Buoyancy is a SURE WAY to protect our environment!


  • Have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be 10 years old


$100 USD P/P
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