PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

Do you know what defines a skilled scuba diver? The answer is ‘Excellent Buoyancy Control’. You must have seen them underwater vis documentaries or something. How effortlessly they glide, use less air and ascend/descend, and hover so smoothly! They are able to observe marine life more easily and also without disturbing the surroundings. You can achieve this too by taking the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course. It will improve your buoyancy skills and elevate them to the next level as well. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least ten years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

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Take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course if you want to:

  • Dive with less weight
  • Reduce your air consumption
  • Improve your buoyancy control

You will learn how to:

  • Hover effortlessly
  • Achieve neutral buoyancy
  • Use the right amount of weight

Scuba diving & neutral buoyancy

If you want to become a confident and relaxed scuba diver, then buoyancy control is very important. If you are able to balance yourself perfectly, then you can float effortlessly, use air more efficiently, and deftly approach skittish marine life in order to get a closer look.

Independent Study- PADI eLearning

One can easily fit scuba lessons into a hectic routine with the help of PADI eLearning. The independent study part of the course can be completed whenever and wherever it’s convenient. Online or offline, you can work at your own pace using a mobile device or a computer. Also, you can talk to your instructor for in-water training and in case of any doubts.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At the dive shop- With your instructor

You will be determining how much weight you will be needing and where you should place trim weights in order to streamline your body position. You will fine-tune your weighting during buoyancy checks and master neutral buoyancy during two dives with in-water practice. 

Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)

Total time commitment: 1-2 days

Minimum age: 10 years or older

Medical requirements

Keep the following things in mind regarding medical requirements for scuba diving:

  • One should have a minimum level of health and fitness for scuba diving. In case of any chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery, one may have to get written approval from a physician before the dive. 
  • In order to avoid any hassle, you can download and review the Diver Medical form. With this, you can know before enrolling in a scuba course that you will not need a physician’s approval for diving.
  • You should not ask for any medical advice from instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to scuba dive. 
  • In case of any confusion regarding medical fitness, you can contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 1-2 days

Other Costs & Equipment

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course comprises knowledgeable development as well as in-water training for certification. If you buy a PADI eLearning course, then only the knowledge development part is covered. In order to complete your certification with a PADI instructor, there will be an additional cost. The charges will depend on class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent scuba diving equipment. For more details, contact Dive Andaman, which is a 5-star PADI centre in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). It is recommended that you use your own scuba equipment during the class. This will help you in fine-tuning your buoyancy by wearing gear you will use on every dive.

Available Languages


Contact Dive Andaman for information on other available languages. 

System Requirements

The online courses of PADI work on the browsers listed below: Ensure that your browser is updated to have the best experience.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 185 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS). 

After the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course

The first dive of the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course may be counted toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Ask your instructor at Dive Andaman about earning credit. Each completed PADI speciality is a step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Diver rating.

An essential part of becoming a good diver is good buoyancy control. The best divers make it look very easy, hanging effortlessly in a horizontal position as if suspended by an invisible cable. However, if you are new or not that experienced, then you will probably struggle with buoyancy control. For safe descents, ascents, maintaining position on stops, and taking photographs, buoyancy skills are very important. When you are improving your dive skills, make sure to work on improving your buoyancy skills as well.

Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep officially) has a number of scuba diving centres from where you can get your PADI certification (basic and advanced levels). The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Scuba diving is the best water activity in the world, and doing it in Havelock Island would be an experience of a lifetime for you. Scuba diving is the most sought-after water activity for visitors travelling to Havelock Island. Deep down in the turquoise waters, you can experience marine life at its best. The best way to witness the colourful submerged world and get close to the marvels of the underwater world is to go scuba diving in Swaraj Dweep.

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