Peak Performance Buoyancy

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course is a scuba diving course which helps to improve your weight use and buoyancy underwater and helps you to maintain the most efficient air consumption possible while you dive.


In order to enroll in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course, you need to be at least 15 years old and a certified PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent).

Course Structure

During your Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course, you will learn how to perform accurate weight checks and assemble your weight system. Your instructor will discuss how to streamline your body and equipment, and help you practice techniques for more efficient finning and slow, smooth breathing. During your open water dives, you will practice assembling your equipment and weight system, preforming weight checks before and after the dive, various hovering, buoyancy and finning skills, and making a conscious effort to stay off the sea bottom.

Once you have you completed the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course, you will receive a temporary Peak Performance Buoyancy certification card, which you can start using right away! You will receive your permanent card about 30-45 days after you have been certified.

Required Equipment

You will be required to have your own mask, fins, and snorkel for the duration of the course. You will also require primary and secondary underwater lights. We would also recommend that you have a suitable exposure suit – a wetsuit during the winter months to protect your body from the cold and a lycra, or skin suit for the summer months to protect your body from jellyfish stings and scrapes.

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