About the Course
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 more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing 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.
We'll begin with e-learning which you can access at home or on the go via the PADI app before completing two open water dives to practice your skills.
Buoyancy control is essential to becoming a confident, relaxed diver. Being perfectly balanced allows you to float effortlessly, use air more efficiently and deftly approach skittish marine life to get a closer look.
Why take this course
Improve your buoyancy control
Dive with less weight
Reduce your air consumption
What you'll learn
Achieve neutral buoyancy
Use the right amount of weight
You must be at least 15 years old. Due to our location and sites used we cannot currently enrol anyone under this age onto most of our courses. Please speak to us about alternative options for younger divers.
Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver PADI Open Water Diver (or higher) or equivalent from another recognised agency (please speak to us before booking)
Equipment & Extra Cost
By this stage you should have your own dive gear. Only hire weights and cylinders are included in the course cost. If you need to borrow other equipment we charge £35 per person/per course for complete kit hire.
We offer discount on TUSA, Waterproof and TovaTec gear and equipment. We can have this ready for you ahead of your course. Chat to us before hand to discover what we have in stock or to order in your preferred colour!
After the course...
The first dive of the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Fancy using these new skills as a force for good? Why not join our next PADI Dive Against Debris Speciality course where you'll use your neutral buoyancy as you survey and collect marine debris.
Each PADI Specialty you complete gets you one step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Dive rating.
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Certain health conditions, medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a doctor before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a doctor’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. You can find this on the About page of our website under 'key info'. Only medical professionals can give clearance to dive. In the case of the UK this is a specialist area and you may need to speak to a HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs)
If you (or your doctor) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN) or a HSE AMED.