PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

 
Course Introduction

Ready to start saving on air consumption and feel more relaxed while underwater? Then the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Courses is for you. During this course you will fine tune your buoyancy skills by learning how to adjust your weight system properly and how to maintain neutral buoyancy throughout your dive. This course is excellent for underwater photographers or underwater videographers to help you get that perfect shot.

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
is to assist all divers in polishing their buoyancy control beyond the
Open Water Diver level. The goal of PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
training is to enhance the student's buoyancy control abilities through
knowledge development and skills practice.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, include the following:
1. Peak Performance Buoyancy fundamentals:

Buoyancy check

Fine-tuning buoyancy underwater

Weight position and distribution

Streamlining

Visualization

2. Use of PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines.”
3. An opportunity to polish buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level:

Positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position (trim in the water)

Visualization techniques prior to dives

Buoyancy checks

Establishing neutral buoyancy during all segments of a dive Fine-tuning neutral buoyancy Underwater Hovering

 

academics

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course video. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Specialty Manual. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Open Water Training Dive 1

By the end of Dive One, you will be able to:
Rig a weight system with the following considerations in mind:

Use an estimated amount of weight from PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines.”

Position and distribute the weight for comfort and desired body position (trim) in the water.

Use visualization techniques prior to the dive to help you relax, establish a comfortable breathing pattern and move gracefully through the water.

Conduct a buoyancy check by adjusting the amount of weight worn to achieve neutral buoyancy at the surface of the water with the BCD deflated.

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.

Using buoyancy control, hover motionless (without kicking or hand movement) underwater for at least one minute.

Swim horizontally, while neutrally buoyant without touching the bottom or breaking the surface of the water with equipment or body.

Make minor depth adjustments using breath control only.

Demonstrate efficient fin kicks, using long, slow strokes and gliding.

Navigate an obstacle course without touching obstacle items, the bottom or breaking the surface.

Adjust weights (trim) and practice hovering in different positions – vertical, horizontal, feet slightly elevated and head slightly elevated.

Open Water Training Dive 2

By the end of this dive, you will be able to:
Rig a weight system with the following considerations in mind:

Use an estimated amount of weight from PADI’s Basic Weighting Guidelines.

Position and distribute the weight for comfort and desired body position (trim) in the water.

Use visualization techniques to help you relax, establish a comfortable breathing pattern and move gracefully through the water.

Conduct a pre- and post-dive buoyancy check by adjusting the amount of weight worn to achieve neutral buoyancy at the surface of the water with the BCD deflated.

Make a controlled, slow descent to the bottom and if needed, adjust for neutral buoyancy using the BCD.

Demonstrate efficient fin kicks, using long, slow strokes and gliding after each kick.

 

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 12 hours typically conducted over 2 to 3 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

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Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Minimum Age Requirement is 10 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Crewpak

    Peak Performance Buoyancy CourseCrewpak: includes Peak Performance Buoyancy Course DVD and Specialty Manual.

     

    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

     

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

     

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

     

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course certification card.

    Certification means that:
    You have mastered buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level.

    You can calmly and naturally control your buoyancy in a fluid manner.

    Your execution of Peak Performance Buoyancy could be used for demonstration purposes.

    You have an enhanced commitment to the Project A.W.A.R.E. philosophy.

    Will be qualified to apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings.

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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