Improve your trim and buoyancy skills
Divers who have mastered the art of the advanced performance levels in PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy – (PPB), stand apart from others. You see them underwater, they move effortlessly and as a result use less air. They ascend, descend or hover, as if it was second nature to them, and it is!
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course refines, and builds on the basic skills you’ve learned so far, and takes them to the next level.
We offer an extra optional training session, called Xtend on TB – Trim & Buoyancy.
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Must be a minimum age of 10 years.
Certified as a PADI (Jr.) Open Water Diver or equivalent.
The theory includes:
Estimation of the correct weight for you considering air consumption.
Understanding of the amount of lead you need for various types of diving suits.
Understanding the difference between diving in fresh and salt water.
Tips on how to streamline your equipment for efficient underwater movement.
Advice on what type of fins are the best for you.
Techniques and tips on how to improve your buoyancy and trim.
For the practical part, which is 2 open water dives, you apply the theory that you have learnt in the classroom.
This includes; buoyancy control and trim, weight, tank positioning and streamlining.
To help you understand your diving posture we will video you. This enables to you to evaluate your progress and understand what you need to work on and why.
Our PADI PPB course is more advanced than the PADI basic standard for this. Over the years we have fine-tuned every detail of this intensive 2-day course.
If you follow our PADI PPB Course, we guarantee that you will see a big improvement in your;
• Trim and buoyancy.
• Air consumption.
• Amount of weight required.
The complete course with us takes 2 days. PADI standard is 1 day.
Free transfer from hotel to dive center.
Free transport from dive center to dive site.
2 open water dives.
Temporary use of course materials.
Underwater video for improved critique and analysis.
Scubapro dive equipment rental.
Cylinder refills during the course.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy certificate.
We offer the opportunity for an “optional” extra training course. Our course is called “Xtend on TB – Trim & Buoyancy.”
During this training we carry on from where you left off in the standard PPB course. This training is uniquely developed by Aquarius dive center. The course length is 1 1/2 days and includes 3 extra dives.
The total duration for doing the standard PADI PPB course plus the Xtend on TB is 3 days.
The 3 dives, for the Xtend on TB, will be carried out using a Scubapro wing system with longhose configuration. If you choose to do both the standard PPB and the extra Xtend on TB, then you have the option of carrying out all dives using a wing and longhose configuration.
The Xtend on TB is not standard or included in the PPB – Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Xtend on TB includes:
• Dry Runs.
• 3 open water dives.
• Position awareness.
• Finning techniques (Frog Kick, Helicopter turn and Back Kick)
• Underwater video for improved critique and analysis.
• Scubapro dive equipment rental.
• Scubapro wing system and longhose rental.
• Cylinder fills
Xtend on TB – Trim & Buoyancy costs € 180 Included Taxes.
Xtend on TB – Trim & Buoyancy is also suitable for divers who already hold a PADI PPB specialty certification and would like to extend their Trim and Buoyancy skills.
Must be a minimum age of 15 years.
I did my IANTD advanced eanx diver as well as their homemade PADI PPB XTend course. Both were really challenging and as a diver, I learned a lot! Harry was my instructor and his experience, dedication and professionalism are beyond imagination. I really liked everything about the courses and dives. I can only recommend this dive center! Equipment is top-notch quality and Harry and Doina are very friendly and loving. One word for my experience: wonderful!
Cedric Dhont – Belgium