Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.


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Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

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While working on moving more efficiently through the water, you’ll also learn how to: :

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
10 years or olderCourse Prerequisites
PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level certification)Time Commitment
Approximately 2-4 hours

Available Languages


For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.


It’s best to use your own scuba equipment, including a weight system, so that you fine-tune your buoyancy in gear you’ll use on every dive. Your PADI Instructor or local”>https://locator.padi.com”>local dive center staff can help you find the equipment that is best for you and your diving adventures.

Getting Started

Start learning now with PADI’s home-study materials – Peak Performance Buoyancy eLearning. Read and watch video about peak performance buoyancy, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your two dives. Stop by your local PADI”>https://locator.padi.com/”>PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content.