Peak Performance Buoyancy

In PADI Specialty Courses by Grahame Massicks

Peak Performance Buoyancy – how it works

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Good buoyancy near to fragile aquatic plants is very important.

PADI’s Peak Performance Buoyancy course is a great day of diving and a fun way to improve your diving skill. Buoyancy skills are the bedrock of your underwater activities. If you want to take a photo, slip through swim throughs, explore inside caverns and wrecks, or simply have a more comfortable and elegant dive, this is the course for you.

The first thing we look into is how much weight do you need to optimise your performance. You need the minimum amount to achieve this. But you must remember that the air in your tank weighs approximately two kilograms. So if you are making your safety stop when you are down to fifty bar, you will be one and half kilos lighter than when you made the descent. You need enough lead with you to complete your safety stop with no air, or very little air in you BCD.

Buoyancy is basically a combination of three factors – the amount of lead you carry, the amount of air in your BCD, and the amount of air in your lungs. Once we have fine tuned the first two factors, you then go on to learn how to control your position in the water using only your breathing to hover, descend or ascend. And of course, you must never hold your breath while diving!

You need to be reasonably fit and healthy to undertake the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course, so please check out the medical form below. Make sure that you can answer ‘No’ to all the questions on the first page. If you need to answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, print out the form, and seek the advice of your doctor. If he declares you fit to dive, please get him or her to fill out the form and then bring it with you when you visit.

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Instructor demonstation – note the controlled breathing.

During 2016 the sea has washed away some of the sand from the lower parts of the beach. This has uncovered some of the rocks below and has made the beach more difficult to cross in bare feet. So I strongly advise participants to bring a pair of flip flops to wear into the water until we are up to our chests. You can then float, take of your flip flops and put on your fins.

For those students who can master the PADI curriculum without too much trouble I am more than happy to introduce more advanced buoyancy skills like swimming through hoops while looking at the surface, or Open Water skills performed on the move or while hovering. There are lots of games and challenges to make this course fun and rewarding.

You must be at least on Open Water Diver to enroll on this course. Indeed, it is not a bad idea to do this course before going on to complete the Advanced Open Water Course. The first dive of this course, what PADI calls an Adventure dive, can be credited to the Advanced Course. So if you do choose this option, you only have to make four more dives to attain the Advanced certification.

Brand new for 2017 I am launching a Premium Service version of Scuba Guru’s dive offerings! The central idea is that those who select to use the Premium Service will have me exclusively during the course of their stay here in Salang. Whether for fun dives or diving courses I will take on no other customers than the Premium booking. Now that is truly unique to Scuba Guru! To find out more click the button below:

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All the required course materials, equipment, and certification fees are included in the price.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Course Schedule

Schedule: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Duration: 1 day
Number of dives: 2 open water
Standard Service Price: RYM 600.00
Premium Service Price: RYM 900.00

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