Learn to Be A Better Scuba Diver – PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Diver Course
The single hardest skill for a new scuba diver to learn is proper neutral buoyancy. What is neutral buoyancy?
Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. Learning proper neutral buoyancy can be quite tricky. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You may have seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. There are several aspects of Dive Training that you must learn to achieve good neutral buoyancy.
How do you learn proper buoyancy control?
One of the best ways to learn proper buoyancy control is to enroll in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course. This course is available at almost any PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center, like Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy in Alexandria Virginia. In fact it is one of the most popular PADI Specialty Diver Courses offered. This specialty diver course includes a classroom session and two open water dives, where you fine tune your buoyancy and related scuba diving skills.
What you Learn in the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course?
There are many valuable skills that you will learn in the Peak Performance Buoyancy course. These include how to trim your scuba equipment so that you are properly balanced in the water. You will also learn how to determine how much weight you will need when you go scuba diving so that you are properly weighted and not too heavy nor too light. Once you are properly weighted you will learn how to streamline yourself when scuba diving so that you have minimal drag and resistance in the water, enabling you to move almost effortlessly. Last you will learn how to hover motionless in the water in both a heads up position and horizontally.
Prerequisites to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course?
Naturally you first have to be a certified scuba diver to take the course. This can be to any certification level. Since the minimum age to learn to dive is 10 years old, you have to be at least ten or older to take the course. The Course will include both in water and out of water instruction. There is a student kit which includes a manual and instructional DVD video. The student kit is available at most any PADI Dive Center, and is included in the course price at Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy.
I have completed the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course – What is next?
Once you have completed the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course you will want to practice these important scuba diving skills that you learned. One of the best ways is to go on a scuba diving vacation or scuba diving trip. Another good idea is to purchase your own Buoyancy Control Device or BCD. Since this is a personally fitted piece of scuba diving equipment it is preferable to have one that is fitted to you personally. This allows for not only proper fit, but allows you to learn the characteristics of your BCD making you a better and more polished scuba diver. Women, especially will benefit from a buoyancy control device that is designed for a women. An integrated weight system is also a desired feature that makes diving easier and more enjoyable.
Once you complete the peak performance buoyancy course and purchase a properly fitted buoyancy control device you will be amazed at how skilled a scuba diver you become.