PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Bali
Perfect buoyancy control is sometimes elusive for newer divers but it’s an essential skill for all divers. Creating a good understanding of the ‘feeling’ of perfect buoyancy control will increase your enjoyment of the dive and help you reduce your air consumption.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Outcomes
Spending a couple of dives working on buoyancy with your instructor will help you:
- make sure you’re diving correctly weighted and in trim
- learn to hover in different positions
- drill fine movements using breath
- Practice and refine different propulsion techniques
Before your practical training, you’ll learn dive theory via elearning online.
This takes around 2-3 hours and is best done in small sections.
You’ll learn about:
- The role of visualisation techniques in buoyancy control
- The physics of fine tuning your buoyancy
- Weight positioning, streamlining and checking
Four Open Water Dives
Your peak performance buoyancy dives dives can be done almost anywhere except Nusa Penida. We need calm conditions to build your skills, and practice fine tuning of buoyancy with breathing.
Some good options are:
- Tulamben – the shipwreck here is a perfect buoyancy training playground with the three dimensional dive site offering lots of opportunity for practice. Currents are tidal and normally die off quickly.
- Padang Bai is a beautiful reef and wall, usually clear water with tidal currents and plenty to see. The sandy bay of Blue Lagoon is a great place to really drill down propulsion and breathing techniques without fear of damaging marine life.
- Amed – the shore dive from Amed offers a nice sandy area for buoyancy practice, and the vertical wall of Jemeluk Bay as well as being beautiful, is a great reminder for the reasons for excellent buoyancy control.
Become a buoyancy master with Bali’s best dive centre in a small group at exceptional dive sites.
Everything you need – transport (pick up and drop off at your hotel in Canggu), equipment rental including dive computer, tanks and weights, boats, lunch, snacks, water, insurance, PADI elearning, certification and instructor.
Are there any prerequisites or tests?
Open water diver
You need to be at least 10 years old.
You need to be in good general health (check out the medical form you’ll need to sign here)
You’ll also need to meet all of the performance requirements of the course; and complete the knowledge development including a final exam before you start your practical training.
How many divers will be in the group?
We teach with a maximum of two students per instructor. There may be other divers on your course with another instructor and other divers joining your day trips. If you’d like a private course, please let us know!
How long does the elearning take?
Normally 2-3 hours. It’s best done in small sections over a couple of days. We know we sound like your Mum, but please don’t leave it to the last minute!
Can I fly after diving?
You need to leave at least 18 hours, preferably 24 hours after diving before you can fly.
How do I sign up?
We ask for a deposit payment so we can send out your elearning, we’ll also need your personal details such as your full name, date of birth and email address. Contact our team if you’d like to book!