OK, you just finished your PADI Open Water Diver Course, or maybe you have been an SCUBA diver for quite some time. Either way, I am sure there is still room to improve your overall dive skills including your buoyancy skills and air consumption.
Are you still sculling around to keep yourself away from the reef ?
Are you sick and tired to run low on air before everyone else in the group?
Have you still not managed to take a really nice macro photo of "Nemo"?
No worries, a few appropriate tips and some fun exercises will help you to figure it all out, resulting in better dive experiences while expanding your knowledge and diving skills.
Your next challenge is to perfectly coordinate your breathing with your movement in order to obtain a "spot on" buoyancy control.
The Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure and/or Speciality course is definitely what you are looking for!
No matter how extensive or limited your underwater experience may be.
During this course you can learn new and different swimming techniques such as:
• Frog kick: Ideal when swimming close to sandy/muddy/silty bottoms in order to not stir up any particles;
• Back frog kick: thinking about becoming a Pro? What better swimming technique will give you the chance to check up on divers behind you while still moving forward?
• Back kick: Busy hands holding a camera? Fire coral right in front of you? Cramped overhang with no chance to turn around to get out? That's when you want to show off your ability to easily back up simply using your fins as propellers pushing the water forward in order to gracefully move backward;
• Side kick: A very fun way to lay on one side and swim along a wall for example or just a nice way to get close and feel part of a big school of fish.
And this is not all..
Ever tried to perform an underwater somersault ? How about a back flip?
Probably not as easy as you might think but it certainly is a lot of fun !
Same goes for an extremely challenging 180º fin pivot where no arms or fins movement will be allowed while from a down facing position you'll have to rise up achieving a stand up position, then fall on your back with just your ability of using your BCD and of course your breathing/exhaling control.
A good part of this course, which can be done in one day (2/3 dives), will also focus on the proper weighting of the students in order to build a strong strategy to save energy and minimise jerky rapid movements, in other words, a crucial key point to make big improvements with buoyancy and air consumption.
Being dive instructors and therefore dealing more or less every day with divers of different experience levels, we have learnt what most of the time causes frustration among divers.
Hopefully this little tip about buoyancy will be useful for you, but this is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to what we can offer you in terms in training.
Our knowledge, passion and professionalism is here for your convenience.