You’ve all seen those divers. You know – the ones who seem to move through the water without the slightest effort. Those scuba divers are neutrally buoyant, which means they don’t sink or float while diving. Achieving neutral buoyancy in scuba diving is no easy feat, which is why divers who have mastered the skill stand apart from the others. If you want to become neutrally buoyant and become a better scuba diver, take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

What is Peak Performance Buoyancy?

You’ll already know how buoyancy works from your PADI Open Water Diver course. But how do you master buoyancy? By taking the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course! You’ll soon elevate those beginner buoyancy skills to become a better, more advanced scuba diver.

Through independent study and two dives with a PADI Instructor, this specialty buoyancy control course provides training, tips and techniques on the different ways to control buoyancy while diving. You’ll learn:

  • How to trim your scuba gear so you can find balance while diving.
  • How to determine the proper weighting for diving so you’re never too light or heavy in the water.
  • Advanced buoyancy control techniques to save air, glide more smoothly and hover in vertical or horizontal positions.

Overall, the course – one of the best PADI specialty courses – will teach you how to control buoyancy while scuba diving.

You can complete Peak Performance Buoyancy at a PADI Dive Shop near you or during a scuba vacation. You can even complete your knowledge development online with PADI eLearning, making it easy to learn around your pace and schedule – anytime, anywhere.

Two divers taking photos on a wreck, helped by good diving buoyancy technique after a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course

Why take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course?

You may wonder why peak performance buoyancy skills are so important. Better buoyancy control means you’ll:

Becoming neutrally buoyant doesn’t just benefit you. It also benefits the underwater world and your fellow divers. When you are able to ascend, descend or hover easily with full control, you’ll have less impact on the underwater environment. Indeed, it’s just one of many things you can do to help protect the ocean.

In addition, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy and wellbeing go hand in hand; after taking the course, your diving will become more enjoyable and relaxed. You won’t have to spend as much time trying to stay on the right path because you will finally be able to move effortlessly through the water like the divers you have envied in the past. With perfect buoyancy control, you can take more time to enjoy your surroundings and the unique sights underwater.

A diver showing how to maintain buoyancy while diving over a coral reef after completing one of the most popular PADI courses

Beyond the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course

By now, you’ll know there are many reasons to take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course. But, what’s more, the first of your two PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy dives may count towards your Advanced Open Water Diver course – ask your instructor about earning credit. In addition, each PADI Specialty you complete gets you one step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Diver rating.

Scuba diving students hovering and enjoying Peak Performance Buoyancy games underwater during their PADI buoyancy course

Start your Peak Performance Buoyancy course today

Are you ready to improve your scuba buoyancy control and stand out among other divers? Contact your local PADI Dive Shop and ask about the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course, or get started with PADI eLearning today.

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