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PADI BUOYANCY COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION

Are you feeling out of control when you scuba dive? Do you feel like you are either stirring up the sand on the ocean floor or shooting to the surface and do you struggle to maintain the perfect balance between the two extremes?

Then the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course is a must for you! With PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy you put the fun back into diving by removing the stress of constantly having to adjust your buoyancy with your low-pressure inflator hose.

No one enjoys a dive when they feel uncomfortable or like they are not in control which is why this course is perfect for you as it puts you back in control of your dive. Now you can feel like a pro because you don’t have to think about your buoyancy any more, it just happens naturally!

Quick overview of the PADI Buoyancy Scuba Course in Cape Town

  • You must have your PADI Open Water certification
  • Duration: 2 dives (minimum 1 day)
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Tuition will take one day. We will focus on buoyancy checks and fundamentals, weight distribution, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, streamlining, visualization and staying physically fit.
  • Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.

 

PADI BUOYANCY COURSE OUTLINE

We meet each morning at the Into the Blue shop in Cape Town. Here we do registration, theory and we also get your equipment. Meeting times are normally at 09:15. You can expect to be finished between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, depending on where we are diving on the day. Your tuition includes both theory and practical aspects which comprises:

Scuba Theory

 The training consists of two theory parts:

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Video
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Manual, complete and review the Knowledge reviews.

Practical

We do two scuba dives:

  • First scuba dive :
    • Assembling weights correctly
    • Visualization
    • Buoyancy check
    • Hovering
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Game
  • Second scuba dive:
    • Efficient fin kicks
    • Avoid contact with ocean floor
    • Hovering
    • Depth adjustments while hovering using only breath
    • Stay close to ocean floor without touching

PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY COURSE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Why do I need the peak performance buoyancy course?
    It allows you to feel more confident in the water so that you can take control of your scuba diving.  This course helps you to really fine tune your scuba dive skills.

  2. Is it difficult?
    No it is not. We teach you everything you need to know to easily maintain your buoyancy.

 

What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Globetrekker Oxford

“Top marks for safety and professionalism”....

The reason for giving five stars is not because my dive day was good - it was horrible, a complete washout, no viz, unpleasant swell, just all round yucky conditions.

However, that's nature, and dive operators can do nothing about it. What all dive operators should do is be as professional and customer-focused as the guys from ITB diving.

First thing to note is that ITB is considerably cheaper (by almost 1000.- Rand) than Simonstown operators, which is baffling considering that they also have the transport cost from Cape Town to budget for.

DMs, Instructors and Shopfloor staff are all super friendly and helpful; I even got picked up from my Cape Town digs and dropped off afterwards, free of charge.

On the boat, I saw all the emergency and redundancy gear I like to see: twin engines (VERY important!), Oxygen, comms gear, flares, the lot. Briefings were thorough, and buddy check was insisted on.

The trip to Seal Rock in the RIB was fun in the swell, but when we got there the captain did not let us dive because of the unsafe conditions. Disappointing as this was, he was totally right. Low tide and heavy swells are a dangerous combination this close to the rocks, and as for trying to get back into a RIB in seas like this....
We then tried the PMB wreck, where zero viz and nasty vertical swell separated the group and forced us out of the water after 25 minutes.

The captain did offer to try another spot but was honest enough to tell us that in his opinion it was going to be rubbish everywhere, and so we called it a day.

Back at the dive shop, we were all offered a re-schedule, but as I'm out of time I was given half my money back. I know from experience that this is not the norm in the industry, sadly.

Into the Blue is a top notch outfit that does things by the book, with a strong safety focus and very customer centered, on top of offering reasonable pricing and a fair refund policy. You'll have a hard time to find a better operator anywhere around. They'll definitely be my first choice when I pass through next, and for doing my IDC sometime this year.

Just hope mother nature will be in better mood then.

Visited April 2017

 

Jayson De Ath

Super and very professional setup. Glad I was able to dive...

with them and would not only recommend diving here, but look forward to the next trip to dive with again.

Chad Faurie

Always good to dive with...

people who are professional and know what they are doing