PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
Two of the core skills every scuba diver needs to master are neutral buoyancy and underwater navigation! The Diving Adelaide Peak Performance Buoyancy and Underwater Navigator specialty courses will focus on building these two core skills and are frequently taken together on the same weekend. By adjusting your weight and trim, practicing different fin kicks and focusing on your breathing, the buoyancy specialty course will teach you how to conserve your air better, move more gracefully and effortlessly through the water and how to easily adjust your position in the water. By the end of the course you will find it easier to hover and to get closer to the marine life without having an impact on your surroundings.
The Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course schedule is as follows:
Home study (0 – 1 hrs): If you have already completed your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, please re-read the Peak Performance Buoyancy section in your Adventures in Diving manual.
Saturday morning: 9:00AM – 4:00PM: Theory + Dives 1 & 2
What you need to know before you start the course:
- To participate in this course, you do not have to complete any theory, but we recommend re-reading your advanced course manual
- All equipment is included in the course (Buoyancy vest, regulators, gauges, filled cylinders, weightbelts plus weights, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins)
- You have to be certified as an Open Water Diver or above to participate in this course
- This is a theory + practical course. Two dives are required.
- A minimum age of 12 years applies. Every student under the age of 18 needs to have a parent or a guardian sign a consent form (available from the dive centre).
Saturday 9:00AM – 4:00PM: Theory + Dives 1 & 2
We will have a look and discuss the theory together. We will fill out the necessary paperwork and get ready for the dives in the afternoon. The 2 dives will usually be conducted at a local dive site, like Port Noarlunga Reef.
Things to bring:
- A full stomach, lunch and something to drink.
- Swimmers and a towel