PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Short of remembering to breathe and equalize, there is no skill more critical to divers than controlling buoyancy — and no skill more difficult for new divers to master. In an ideal world, no diver would ever need this course, as you simply wouldn’t be able to get certified unless you could demonstrate adequate buoyancy skills.

Unfortunately, the average diver’s buoyancy skills are an embarrassment — and make divers a danger to themselves and the environment.

Why do so many divers have such poor buoyancy skills? There are several reasons, including:

  • Developing good buoyancy control skills takes time and practice.
  • Learning to control buoyancy also requires the opportunity to get out and dive, while frequently stopping, starting and changing depth.

While we would like to think that our beginning divers are fortunate enough to avoid these problems, not every diver gets to learn to dive from us. And even some of our own students could use a little more work in this area. This is why we offer this convenient Specialty Diver course — so that every diver has the opportunity to master and excel at this important skill.


Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 10 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver level or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What Is Involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • One classroom session.
  • Two open water training dives.

Where And When Do Classes Take Place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Optional open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What Is Included In The Cost?

The course fee is $225 per person and includes:

  • All instruction.
  • Two open water training dives.
  • Use of regulator, bcd, tanks and weights.
  • Certification card processing.

    What Equipment Will You Need?

    Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

    • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins.+
    • Adequate exposure protection.* +
    • Bathing suit and towel.

    *Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    +Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.


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