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Not dived for a while ?
Refresher Dives – get YOU back in the water
If you haven’t dived for a while and you want to get back in the water there are a number of options to choose from.
A lot depends on how long it has been since you dived, what level you are at and how much diving you have done.
Contact us with this information and we can advise on the best approach.
Normally it consists of a review of some dive skills, a short time getting back into the swing of things in shallow water, and then an open water dive or 2. It’s amazing how quickly you get back into it and it can all be done on the same day.
You can then choose from a number of other dive trip options available to you depending on how much diving you want to do, and this would further cement your diving skills and knowledge.
We don't do refreshers in a boring swimming pool, we have some fantastic and safe dive sites that we use where you will get the very best diving experiences possible. Even the shallow water session is in the sea and in a sheltered area, so there is plenty of room to practice and marine life to see right from the start.
One of the dive sites we use is perfect for refreshers and has great diving. It has a shallow and almost enclosed area in the sea which has protected waters for completing any skills or underwater time to get divers readjusted and back into some of the basics. This makes the perfect, safe environment with calm and crystal clear water to relax, get used to breathing underwater again and for performing any skills. Then as you travel from here on a short surface swim you enter the open water areas of the dive site. Depths then range from 2 metres to 20 metres which is ideal for all levels of refresher requirements. The depths progress as you head further out to sea in steady gradients which are perfect for building the depth gradually as confidence grows. The dive site has stunning underwater topography and scenery with swim throughs, reefs, walls, overhangs and gulleys. The marine life is also varied and abundant with everything from sponges and star fish to wrasses, breams, barracuda and turtles ! With all this you not only get a good refresher but the diving part is excellent too.
SCUBA REVIEW & REACTIVATE Programmes
If you are really rusty and it has been a very long time you can refresh your knowledge and skills by completing the Scuba Review or PADI ReActivate programme where more knowledge and skills are refreshed.
The knowledge portion of the ReActivate programme can be done online or in the Dive Centre. We can send you the eLearning link to complete it in your own time saving valuable holiday time. This contains a lot of information to help refresh your dive theory knowledge before the inwater sessions.
You then practice a number of skills to fully refresh your basic diving abilities followed by a full dive or 2 to complete your refresher to the best standard possible. The full open water dive or dives then finish your refresher by putting all your refreshed knowledge together while enjoying some great diving.
On completion you receive acknowledgement on your PADI record and log the refresher and dives.
For those that are completely out of date and have not dived for many years, or have only completed very few dives, it may be best to re-do the Open Water Course if you want to continue doing lots of diving in the future. A lot may have changed to the course and diving standards since you last completed your course or last dived.
Another great option is that if you just want to get a dive or 2 in we can use the 1 day Discover Scuba Diving programme which will allow you to enjoy some dives without having to ‘re-train’. This covers a briefing of basic diving principles, a shallow water session and a full open water dive or 2. This is an experience programme and not a full qualification.
We can fully discuss all the options with you to suit your personal preferences and refresher requirements.