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Do you want to stay warm and comfortable on a dive?

Any diver with a PADI Open Water certification or above can take the PPB course. It’s ideal for those divers who want some extra practice and tutoring to help them master buoyancy control, or who have changed their equipment set up and need some extra help in achieving a good trim position in the water.


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Open Water & Dry Suit Diver Student

What will you learn?

Over two dives you will practice buoyancy control including hovering motionless in the water. Not only will we work on your buoyancy itself, but also on your trim, allowing you to move comfortably through the water. Better trim and buoyancy will lead to less effort moving through the water and therefore lower air consumption and longer dives!

We shall use visualisation techniques before your dives, which has a lot of underwater benefits. By stopping and taking the time before a dive to get yourself into the right frame of mind you can help yourself to relax and establish a comfortable breathing pattern, which will, in turn, help your buoyancy.

Where is the course held?

The PPB course can be run at an inland dive site, or in the sea when conditions allow. This is a great course to combine with a shore dive trip such as Swanage, Brixham or Porthkerris, where there is easy access to shallow water for practice.

What scuba kit will you use?

This course is best taken in your own dive equipment as it allows us to focus on a weight distribution solution that will continue to work for you. It can also be taken in hire-kit, but your weight positioning may change a little as you build up your own dive kit. We have weight belts, weight harnesses and different size cylinders to practice with too, so you can find the solution that works best for you.

Hidden Depths Scuba School run two weekly pool dives around Bristol, primarily for scuba training, but also open to club members

Want to Join The dive Club?

How to join

Our dive club membership runs annually and is renewed every January.

To sign up for the dive club all you need to do is submit a Club Membership form along with your club membership fee of £45.

Updates are sent out through email, and you will have access to our members-only Facebook group which is ideal for arranging dives with other club members.