Peak Performance Buoyancy

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty Course

Often times dive training includes practicing skills that might come in handy in case of emergencies - e.g. out of air share, regulator recovery, and mask replacement. Although it is critical to master all these skills, there are plenty of divers who (fortunately) never have to put these skills to practice. The Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) course on the other hand is very different in the sense that it teaches skills that are used during every single dive. The ability to maintain the same depth, be able to ascend and descend in a controlled and precise way, as well as efficient gliding under water, is what makes a diver skilled. The PPB course includes three open water dives. It focuses on proper weighting techniques, weight distribution for perfect trim, using different types of tanks, as well as efficient propulsion techniques such as frog kicks, helicopter turns, and back kicks.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: Open Water certification


  • ¥ 25000 - 3 shore dives
  • ¥ 30000 - 3 boat dives (Manza, Keramas, or Minna)
  • ¥ 32000 - 3 boat dives (Itoman or Hedo)
Where we will dive

The exact diving locations for the PPB scuba diving course are subject to the weather conditions and your preference.

We usually do the shore dives at Cape Maeda (Blue Cave), Sunabe (Chatan), or Motobu (Gorilla Chop).

If you prefer to do some of the dives from a boat, we can take you to Cape Manza (Onna Village), Kerama Islands, Minna Island, Itoman, or Cape Hedo.

Getting to the dive sites

We offer free pick-up service from hotels in Onna, Yomitan and Chatan. Pick-ups from other locations are also possible upon request. Please inquire.

† Gear rental is not included in the price. You can rent a full set for ¥ 4000 for the duration of the course and a partial set at a reduced rate.
‡ It is possible to select a different number of boat dives during a course than the ones indicated above. In that case the price will be adjusted accordingly.
§ When combining dives from a course with fun dives on a single day, every fun dive is charged as follows - ¥ 4000 per boat dive and ¥ 3000 per beach dive.

Why stop here?

Check out our Enriched Air (Nitrox) course. Diving on nitrox (a gas mixture containing a higher percentage of oxygen than regular air) does require special training, yet it is a simple and valuable skill that is worth having for divers of all levels.

You can also choose among several other specialty courses. We highly recommend Deep Diving as it teaches you skills that you cannot pick up informally.

If you have more than 100 logged dives under your belt, bring your diving to the next level with the Self-Reliant Specialty we offer. This course is a lot of fun and will open up your eyes to see the challenges and safety aspects of scuba diving from a completely new angle.