Neutral Buoyancy Diver | Oahu Diving Association

Neutral Buoyancy Diver

     Glide like a fish! Great divers can maintain “neutral buoyancy” at all depths and at all times.  As a scuba diver you seen other divers struggling to move forward, horizontally,  dragging their gear along the sea-floor and struggling to stay down, and you’ve seen divers who appear to move effortlessly through the water like a fish.  


The Fun Part

     Learning the secrets of dive professionals in the dive industry is fun.  You will do two scuba dives from a boat and work very closely with your scuba trainer to fine tune your buoyancy skills.  Your trainer will have you do a few breathing, swimming, and other drills that will help you become more in-tuned with your scuba-self and your surroundings.  If you compare the cost of a dive tour ($145.00)  with the cost of earning this certification, it’s a no brainer.


What you’ll Learn

     We will show you several methods for determining the exact amount of weight you will need for your dive profile.  We will show you how to trim your weight system and streamline your gear so that you are equally balanced. We will teach you breathing techniques, and we will practice with you help hone your buoyancy skill so that you will be able to hover effortlessly in any position—vertically or horizontally.


Diver Prerequisites

• be at least 10 years old; and

• be a certified scuba diver. 


Course Tuition

$250.00 + Tax


Tuition includes

• course syllabus;

• confined water training;

• required certification training dives;

• exposure suit: wetsuit;

• boots and fins;

• Buoyancy Compensation Device (BCD);

• regulators, submersible pressure and depth gauges;

• scuba tanks; and

• ballast: lead weights.

Does not include

• Personal Gear: mask, snorkel, fins: and

academic materials.


Course Materials

     PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Crew-Pak $91.60.  Includes PPB Manual and DVD.  

Your Next Adventure

     After completing the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course, why not try another specialty like Drysuit Diver or Search & Recovery Diver?  Each specialty you do can be used towards earning your PADI Master Diver rating.