course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course.

Age Requirements

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course is for ages 12 Years and Older.

Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving. Click the banner for complete course details

Depth Restrictions After Certification

This PADI course does not increase your maximum depth rating. Standard depth restrictions apply.

Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For this Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

Course Duration

The duration of this Course is 2 ½ days.The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.

Required PADI Course Materials

For your course you will need the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Crewpak.

Search and Recovery crewpak Includes PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy DVD and PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Manual. This package includes all the required materials for your course

If you purchase your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Crewpak at the time you book your course.

You will receive your hard copy when you arrive at class.For your convenience we will provide you with all the materials you will need to get you started as soon as you book your course..

Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Crewpak.

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers.

Get Your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Certification Today.

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

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.

Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.

Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.

Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Traditional Academics included with your course

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course video and complete your knowledge reviews in your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Manual. This will get you ready for Your classroom session and the in water training portion of your class.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first class session.

Optional PADI Online Academics

Unfortunately PADI does not Offer Online academics for this course yet. You and your instructor will schedule the time for you to come in and complete the academic portion of your training in the classroom.

Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Training Dives

OPEN WATER TRAINING DIVE ONE – NATURAL AND COMPASS NAVIGATION • Maintain neutral buoyancy during the dive. • Determine the average number of kick cycles AND average amount of time required to cover a distance of approximately 30 meters/100 feet while swimming underwater at a normal, relaxed pace. • Navigate (surfacing only if necessary to verify direction or location) to a predetermined location and return to within 15 meters/50 feet of the starting point using natural references and estimated distance measurement (kick cycles or time). • Demonstrate the correct positioning and handling of a compass needed to maintain an accurate heading while swimming underwater. • Navigate (without surfacing) to a predetermined location and return to within 6 meters/20 feet of the starting point using a compass and estimated distance measurement (kick cycles or time). • Swim a square pattern underwater returning to within 8 meters/25 feet of the starting point using a compass and beginning from a fixed location. Recommended size of square — each side 30 meters/100 feet or total combined length of approximately 120 meters/400 feet.

OPEN WATER TRAINING DIVE TWO— NAVIGATING A PREDETERMINED COURSE WITH A COMPASS • Demonstrate the correct compass positioning and handling needed to maintain an accurate heading while swimming underwater. • Navigate a predetermined course (provided by the instructor prior to the dive) with more than five compass turns, returning to the starting point within 15 meters/50 feet of the exit, without surfacing. • Fix a specific underwater location to be relocated on a future dive using two permanent sets of landmarks with an angle of at least 60° between them, or using a compass bearing.

OPEN-WATER TRAINING DIVE THREE — NAVIGATING A COMPASS COURSE WITH HEADINGS ON UNDERWATER MARKERS • Navigate a compass course under water when new course headings (five or more ) are provided on underwater markers. • Draw a map of the underwater area covered by the course conducted during the dive.

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Required Equipment

At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.

You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)

Additional required equipment for this class

For this class divers are required to have a SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) Compass and a reel.

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

We carry all the best gear in store and online At for all your SCUBA diving adventures

Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be usedin anyof our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!

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