What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. 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.If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy, soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is the course for you.
During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.
The course consists of a knowledge development session and 2 open water dives which will cover:
Peak Performance Buoyancy fundamentals
Use of PADI’s ‘Basic Weighting Guidelines
An opportunity to practice and perfect your buoyancy
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of theory.
Open Water Dives
Students must complete 2 Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver. Each dive has specific tasks designed to guide students on weight distribution, perfect buoyancy techniques and efficient finning.
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent certification)
Minimum age: 10 years old
Get five specialty ratings including Padi deep diver specialty and Padi navigation diver specialty and you're on your way to becoming aPADI Master Scuba Diver.
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