Buoyancy Specialty Diver

 Peak Performance Buoyancy  

Hawaii is the perfect place to take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course with one of the professional scuba instructors at Jack’s Diving Locker.  Buoyancy skills are extremely important for scuba divers for a few reasons.  The first is that it’s fun!  Achieving neutral buoyancy while diving feels like flying.  Second, it’s important for the reef – divers with good buoyancy stay off the bottom and avoid damaging delicate marine life. Next, buoyancy skills may help with overall air consumption and lastly, these skills are helpful when divers engage in underwater photography or videography.  For these reasons and more, every diver should consider taking this course.  The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest rating in non-professional diving.

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Buoyancy Specialty Course Details

  • Prerequisites:  Open Water Certification.  Minimum age – 12 yrs old.  Ages 10-11 with instructor approval.

  • Specialty Class Upgrades: If you’re an Advanced Open Water Diver and you did a Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) Dive as one of your training dives, you can complete the PPB Specialty by completing the academics and one more training dive.  The same applies for the Underwater Naturalist and Boat Dives.   Complete two specialities on a two-tank day trip by combining the second dives of each specialty. The price for instruction is still $250 plus tax, materials, and rental gear - and just $48 fee to process the second certification.

  • We Provide: Instruction, 2 boat dives, tanks, weights, light lunch and drinks on boat.

  • Students Provide: PADI eLearning or manual, log book, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins, and underwater timing device (dive computer recommended).  Rental gear available.

  • Discounts: 10% off most regular priced merchandise

Buoyancy Specialty Course Schedule

  • Duration: One day – Two dives.  Scheduled on request

  • Preparation:  

    • OPTION 1:  Complete Buoyancy eLearning Course

    • OPTION 2:  Read the Peak Performance Buoyancy Manual and fill out Knowledge Reviews

  • Day 1 (8:00am – 4:00pm): Boat: Two dives. Certifications issued upon successful completion of dives.

Things to Know:

  • Flying or Driving to Altitude After Diving:  If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended you wait at least 12 hours before flying or driving to altitude.  If you make more than one open water dive on the same day; or, dive over two or more days, wait 18 hours.

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Master Scuba Diver Rating

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving.  To achieve this rating you must complete the following certifications: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and 5 PADI Specialty courses.  In addition, divers must have at least 50 logged dives.  When completing these requirements at Jack’s Diving Locker, recipients will have their names engraved on a plaque that is displayed in our shop to honor this achievement.