Buoyancy control is one of the necessary habits of diving. It is more than just a set of skills and it takes work and time. The Peak Performance Buoyancy class is merely a clinic that gives divers a chance to develop the skills to truly hone their buoyancy.
Instructors have different approaches to teaching buoyancy, but what all of them have in common is that each student must complete the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Manual & DVD prior to beginning the course. Then students will attend a lecture where the insturctor outlines their own individual approach to buoyancy and how to develop the habit.
Confined Water Training
Students will participate in a custom buoyancy clinic in the pool that teaches students skills to help develop proper buoyancy as a habit in their diving regardless of where they are diving.
The Peak Performance Buoyancy course requires two open water dives to fulfill the course. On those dives, students are required to demonstrate an advanced level of buoyancy control throughout their time in the water. We typically conduct these dives at Dutch Springs, a scuba park in Pennsylvania, on one of our weekend trips throughout the dive season from May through October.
Divers simply need their personal dive gear (mask, fins, boots, and snorkel) and basic scuba gear (BC, regulators, dive computer, wetsuit.) Of course, the basic scuba equipment is rentable from Pan Aqua Diving. Students will also need dive gloves which are available for purchase.
Divers must be PADI Open Water certified and be at least 10 years of age.
Course: $199 (includes course materials)
Open Water Dives: $199 (includes transportation, entrance fees to Dutch Springs, instructional fees, certification costs, tanks, and weights)
Basic Scuba Gear (BC, Regulators, Dive Computer, and Wetsuit): Available to Rent
Dives are done locally May through October or may be done on one of our trips,