PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
Just Say the Word, We Can Do it!
Observe aquatic life without disturbing them, or their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level. Every Diver could benefit from the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Overview
Glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought!
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They move easily & observe aquatic life without disturbing them, or their surroundings. You can achieve this too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
PADI Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
To complete the academic studies we estimate 6 hours of independent study.
To complete the two open water dives will take you one day. A full day is 8 hours on average.
You’ll use standard scuba equipment including a dive computer. All required equipment for your course is supplied by ABC Diving.
The total, fully inclusive cost of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course starts at €210.00 with our ‘Standard’ option. Our ‘Bespoke’ option is €460.00.
– All dive equipment needed for the completion of your course
– PADI educational materials
– Certification cost
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course - THE LEARNING PATH
An insight into dive 1:
Rig a weight system with the following considerations in mind:
a) Estimate the amount of weight to begin a dive using PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines” or the manufacturer recommendations (if using a rebreather).
b) Position and distribute the weight for comfort and desired body position (trim) in the water.
Streamline equipment by properly securing and attaching all hoses, gauges and accessories.
Adjust for proper weighting – float at eye level at the surface with an empty BCD, while holding a normal breath (top of head level if using a rebreather).
Make a controlled, slow descent to the bottom and, if needed, adjust for neutral buoyancy using the BCD.
Adjust for neutral buoyancy at a predetermined depth.
Hover for 60 seconds without rising or sinking more than 1 metre/3 feet by making minor depth adjustments using breath control only (open-circuit scuba), or using very minor hand/ fin sculling only (rebreathers).
Throughout the dive, control buoyancy and swim relaxed and neutrally buoyant in a horizontal position without touching the bottom or breaking the surface, making frequent small adjustments to buoyancy as needed.
Adjust weights (trim) and practise hovering in different positions – vertical, horizontal, feet slightly elevated and head slightly elevated.
Conduct a post-dive buoyancy check to confirm the appropriateness of the amount of weight worn.
how the booking Process works
It's As Easy As ABC!
1. Choose your course option
Click ‘Request to book’ button and complete the booking request form. Only 1 form per group is required.
2. Booking approval
Within 3 working hours, your booking request will either be approved or an alternate date suggested.
3. Pack your towel!
Once the booking is approved, a payment request is sent to you. Upon payment, your booking is confirmed.