PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course with Academy of Scuba

Be the diver that everyone wants to be.

Imagine never worrying about your buoyancy again, knowing exactly how to weight yourself for your environment and exposure protection, and how to fin efficiently. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. Plus, this counts as one of your five specialties towards earning your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!


Academy of Scuba is committed to delivering expert teaching tailored to the individual’s needs, so that you gain the skills that will change your diving forever! That’s why we have low instructor to student ratios, great feedback and every PPB course begins with a consultation, so that we can accurately understand the challenges faced and work on perfecting that buoyancy with you. We recommend that you have your own BCD for this course, so that we can tailor your weighting to the equipment you will always be diving in.


Most of your dive skill comes from your buoyancy control. So many divers continue diving without mastering this essential skill. This means that they work harder than most, breathe more air and have to constantly think about their buoyancy. Why not take some time to get trained properly and practice the skills learned on a few dives so that you can also dive effortlessly? How many more dives are you going to do frustrated by your buoyancy? Join us on this course. You will thank yourself forever for it.


Time is precious and we want to spend it doing activities we love.  This is why we have tailored the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course to be conducted over 1 day.  It is the minimal time investment, maximum enjoyment way to master buoyancy control without compromising training and safety.  Our professional instructors will give you a fully tailored experience to build lasting memories and get you hovering like a pro.


Buoyancy Benefits

Buoyancy is the key skill in scuba diving. Once mastered, you will notice significant improvements in your air consumption and bottom time, meaning that you can spend longer underwater.

You will drop weight, as you will understand exactly how much weight you need – and where – and not need to overweight yourself in order to sink.

Find yourself more relaxed on every dive, with no lurking anxieties of breaking your safety stop or ascending from depth.

If you are a photographer, you will capture amazing photographs, because you can spend mental energy focusing on your camera and subject, not on your position in the water.

Everything improves when we have mastered our buoyancy whilst scuba diving.

What You Learn

How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water

Nuances in determining weight so you’re perfectly weighted

How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water

How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position


To enroll in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course you must be:

12 years old and Open Water certified (or Junior OW)

Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices

Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary

For a list of diving doctors please go to

Course Price and Duration


The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course runs over 1 day with 2 dives.

Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.

Course Contents

Home Study

Theory – morning theory review session

Open Water Dives – 2 shore dives

Optional Additional Boat Dives available at extra cost. Please ask staff for details.

Equipment Required

Being comfortable and safe when you’re diving is vital. For your Peak Performance Buoyancy course, we ask that you have your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins at a minimum. We highly recommend owning your own suit and BCD as well. Academy of Scuba offers equipment packages that save you money and set you up for the rest of your diving life – check them out online!

Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!


We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.


It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!



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