PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
Neutral buoyancy is a diver's most important skill, yet it is the one most likely to be overlooked. Divers like to be neutrally buoyant but it can be a tricky thing to achieve. Divers who have mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You have seen them underwater. The Instructors and Divemasters during your training gliding effortlessly, using less air and ascending, descending or just hovering, almost as if they are not even thinking about it. They interact gently with aquatic life and have a minimal affect on their surroundings.
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, or PPB for short, refines the basic skills you learned during your initial training and elevates them to the next level
How do I get started?
As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with a deposit of £50.
What will I do?
During your programme you will cover the following:
- How to trim your equipment and weighting so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
- Practise determining weighting so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
- How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
- How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical and a horizontal position
You will have one and a half days of intense buoyancy training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn about proper weighting techniques and also how to streamline yourself and your equipment for diving.
You will also complete a buoyancy clinic in our on site training pool.
You will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills during two open water training dives.
How long will it take?
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty takes place over one weekend. Starting on the Friday evening you will complete the theory sections from the PADI Peak Performance Specialty as well as the buoyancy clinic in our indoor pool.
The Saturday will cover all the practical sessions during two open water training dives.
You can arrange with your instructor to continue to gain experience on the Sunday by using the equipment from the programme to do some more diving before handing it back in on the Sunday afternoon. The extra day's equipment hire is included in the cost of your programme.
What will I need?
The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty.
All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.
The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 10 years.
You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty £175.
A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.
Starting on Friday evenings at 6.30pm and continuing on Saturday for the experience dives.
Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I go from here?
Once you have completed your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty you really show off your buoyancy skills. Peak Performance Buoyancy is a must if your next step is the PADI Deep Diver, PADI Wreck Diver or the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialties.
Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.
Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.