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.


During your training, you'll practice in the pool, then head out to the lake and work on buoyancy skills such as:

  • 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 and move more smoothly through the water.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.



-PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Certified


Included in Course:

-Classroom and pool training

-Two open water dives (local lakes*)

-Training materials


Required Gear:

-Your own mask, snorkel and open-heel fins. 

*As a student, you get 50% off any rental gear you may need.


What you need to do:

-Register for the course!

-Your textbook will be held for pickup or delivered based on your shipping preference

-Read through your textbook and complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of each section. Completing the Quick-Reviews throughout the book is highly recommended.

-Call us when you're ready to book your dives. Dives are held in Banff and Waterton on select weekends.


*Please note that our local lakes are cold! Drysuits are highly recommended! 

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Your crewpack will contain a medical waiver that you are required to fill out. You will need to physically answer 'YES' or 'NO' to all the questions asked. If you have any 'YES' answers - no worries, you will need to get a doctor to sign off prior to being allowed to participate in the pool portion of the course. Please note this is a requirement to being able to get in the pool. If you come to class with a 'YES' and no Doctor's approval, you will be required to reschedule.