Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty PADI Course
Get excellent Buoyancy Control with the PADI® Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Program!
1 day | 2 Open Water Dives
Take the skills you have learned as a new diver to the next level and become an Buoyancy Jedi!
Excellent buoyancy control is the - number 1 - most essential skill every diver should master.
Suppose you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by using air more efficiently and become a better and more confident diver. In that case, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you!
Better buoyancy control is the key to protecting coral reefs and fragile aquatic life and getting the most out of your underwater experiences, mainly if you are interested in underwater photography, wreck penetration, or deep diving. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is essential for your safety.
Your buoyancy is affected by six factors: ballast weight, BCD inflation, trim, exposure suit, depth, and breath control.
Let's get your PADI® Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Certification!
During the Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) Specialty Course, you will learn to:
- Define the exact weight you need so you're not too light or heavy
- Trim your weight system and scuba equipment to be correctly balanced in the water
- Streamline to preserve energy, and use air more efficiently
- Learn to control your breathing
- Visualize techniques
- Not to use your hands
- Move smoothly and hover easily in a horizontal or vertical position
|Prerequisites||Be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent, able to swim, medically fit for diving (please complete the PADI Medical Form and bring to orientation), comfortable in the water
|Total time commitment||1 day
|Minimum age||10 years old or older
Koh Tao PPB Specialty Course package includes:
- 2 training dives
- Free shuttle service Koh tao Pier - Resort
- Insurance coverage
- Rental dive equipment
- Use of Dive Computers during the course
- PADI e-material
- PADI e-card on completion
- Complimentary refreshments, coffee, fruit and snacks on our diving boat
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Every PADI Specialty certification you earn counts towards the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating.
Any concern? Don't worry, we are here to support you and answer all of your questions.
You have not dived for a while and feel that your knowledge and skills are rusty.
We suggest you start with a Refresher Course in our on-site pool.
This quick course will re-visit your dive theory/safety and will include essential dive skills circuit, diving hand signals, and equipment setup.
By the end of your refresher, you'll feel much more confident to enjoy your training dives.
Get in touch to arrange your refresher today!
IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving
When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.
The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.
If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.
Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.
Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.