PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

No other speciality will benefit your diving more. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. Glide effortlessly, and reduce air consumption.

Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float, which allows them to interact gently with aquatic life with minimal impact to their surroundings. It can be a tricky thing when you’re just starting out.

1. Course overview

There are a total of 2 open water dives required to complete the course. The knowledge development portion will be carried out through PADI e-Learning in your own time.

You already need to be a PADI Open Water diver (or equivilent certification from another training agency), and you need to be at least 10 years old.

2. What you'll learn

This course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

You’ll learn how to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water, which includes understanding the nuances in determining weight – so you’re not too light or too heavy, by even a slight degree.

During the course you’ll also gain knowledge on streamlining in order to save air and move smoothly through the water. This will also help you to better hover effortlessly in both a vertical and horizontal position.

3. equipment

Unlike our introductory courses, you’ll either need to provide your own scuba kit, or hire some from us for the duration of your course. If you want to look at purchasing your own, we’d be happy to help you also.

As a minimum, you’ll need a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD), scuba regulator, and the instrumentation to monitor your depth and air supply. You can hire cylinders from us, or bring your own in-test cylinders with you to be refilled at the dive site.

You’ll also need adequate exposure protection for the conditions you’ll be diving in (this could be a wetsuit or drysuit) to keep you comfortable on your dives. If you dive in a dry suit, you need to ensure you have the correct training for this too.

Some courses may require additional equipment, depending on the individual course requirements.

Any equipment you provide yourself must be in a serviced, well-maintained and safe condition. No exceptions!

4. Learning materials

We will send you any e-Learning materials needed for your specialty course, which will take you to the registration area of the PADI site. This teaches you the background information you need for your course, and allows you to study at your own pace.

You can complete this on pretty much any device with an internet connection.

Some courses also have physical learning content, which we can give you once you’re enrolled.

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for your course with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We’ll send over any e-Learning content to your email, and we can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any in-person sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

Now you’ve mastered your positioning in the water, how about refining your direction too? The PADI Underwater Navigator course will show you the way, quite literally! Become the diver everyone wants to follow – because of your new found legendary sense of direction!

If you haven’t already got the qualification, we’d also really recommend the PADI Dry Suit Diver course – especially if you plan on diving in cooler water, such as the UK.

As with all diving, your buoyancy and trim within the water are key to getting the most from your dive. This is especially true when diving with a dry suit, where the characteristics differ compared to a wetsuit.

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.