Ask any dive professional what skill separates the upper and lower echelons of dive proficiency, and you’ll almost always get the same answer: buoyancy control. Bet you already knew that, and it’s easy to see why. Divers who master buoyancy control move through the water gracefully. They seem to ascend, stop, hover and descend at will with hardly a fin flick or hand wave – as if they think it, and it happens. By contrast, those without such control constantly kick, scull or wave to stay off the bottom. They constantly adjust their BCDs, and visibly expend effort with every depth change – they may dive safely and effectively, but not efficiently.
Few skills can do as much for you as peak performance buoyancy. It’s a skill that reaches into every dive, no matter where or what you’re doing. It saves you air, it saves you energy and it makes your diving more fun. It helps you avoid damage to the environment, and it distinguishes you as a diver. If you could only make one Adventure Dive, many instructors would suggest that this is the one.
• Peak Performance Buoyancy fundamentals
• Basic “weighting” guidelines
• Opportunity to polish buoyancy control
You will need 2 peak performance buoyancy dives to complete this specialty.
To enrol in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty, you must
• Be 10 years or older
• Have a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another
• PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy manual
• PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Manual
• PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty certification card
Excludes: Resort related costs
Your Next Adventure
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver certification counts toward your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating – the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.
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