PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course $349

Would you like to be in more control of your buoyancy and positioning technique?

Having great buoyancy control and proper finning techniques not only gives you more confidence and control, it is a must if you dive more challenging dive sites and those with delicate bottom composition such as coral or silt.

Simple skills such as sending up a DSMB or using a camera or compass are made complicated if you are struggling to hold your position in the water.

Buoyancy control and great finning techniques are the fundamental skills you need when you embark on any course, particularly where you will be introduced to an overhead environment.

Would you like to be in more control of your buoyancy when you are diving and have a better finning technique?

What you will learn on this course

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to fine tune your buoyancy and learn finning techniques that will make a difference
  • Get introduced to rear inflation BCD's with integrated weight systems that allow a diver to get better trim with less effort
  • Weight check - not done it in a long time? No worries, we will show you how. Overweighted divers tend to have poor bouyancy/trim.
  • Descent techniques
  • Buoyancy control skills
  • Hover
  • Trim
  • Weight distribution
  • Ascent procedure
  • Safety stops and SMB deployment
  • Finning techniques
  • Buoyancy games
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course


Dive Now Diver taking Photo

Cost: $349 | 2 days | 1 evening for Theory and Pool Session then 2 Open Water Dives

Cost includes all PADI training, certification and study materials. Any specialist equipment will be provided for the duration of the course.


    • A PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

Before you start the course:

      • You must read the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews. You'll be pleased to know that there is no Final Exam on this course.
      • You have to fill out a medical questionnaire to check whether you are fit to dive.
      • Ideally you'll train using your own equipment so that you can fine tune your weight and buoyancy to your own gear but we do have equipment available in our school if required.

Transportation is not provided by Dive Now Whangarei, but we do our best to help organise car pooling to the dive sites.