Edithburgh Jetty Diving Perfect BuoyancyPADI 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
  • Sunscreen

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I have to be to learn to scuba dive?

We have taught 14 year olds and 70 years old to dive, so don’t think you need to be superfit to participate in the course! Being comfortable in the water, being able to swim 200 metres continuously and being able to tread water for 10 minutes are the only requirements in terms of fitness.

Where will I be able to dive with my certification?

Any dive centre around the world will recognise your PADI certification card and will allow you to dive with them. PADI is the largest certification agency in the world with more than 6000 dive centres. Even if you dive with a non-PADI dive centre, they will still recognise your certification.

What happens when the weather isn’t looking too good?

The main thing to remember is that we are going to get wet anyway, so if it rains a little bit that doesn’t matter (you will be nice and warm in your thick wetsuit anyway). However, we are of course dependent on the weather, with the wind and swell being the main factors that determine whether we can go diving or not. If the weather forecast predicts huge swells and high winds, we may have to transfer the course to a different weekend. We will of course notify you beforehand if this is the case!

PADI Open Water Diver Course Group at Port Noarlunga
Instructors at The Bluff on a Leafy Sea Dragon Guided Tour
Rapid Bay Divers after Leafy Sea Dragon Guided Dives
Instructor and Students after PADI Open Water Diver Course