Inactive Diver/refresher

Inactive Diver/Refresher

Been a while since you’ve blown some bubbles? Your dive skills are perishable and we highly recommend our refresher course if it’s been 1 or more years since your last dive. Our in-depth scuba refresher course includes both an e-learning knowledge refresher and getting in the water and running you through the primary skills needed for safe, enjoyable diving.

Who this class is for:

  • The certified diver who has been inactive for a period of time and wishes to review the scuba skills and academic information before starting to dive again.
  • Any certified diver who wishes to hone their skills with a certified instructor.

Our Inactive Diver/Refresher class fee includes:

  • Your online learning, tests & one on one instructor review.
  • 1-2 instructor-led dives in open water.
  • Inactive Diver/Refresher certification card & processing fees.

What to expect in this course:

Your instructor will gauge your dive experience and length you’ve been inactive during your briefing. Then they customize a briefing which covers your knowledge gaps before getting into the water. You in-water skills review will cover both the primary skills needed for scuba diving as well as observing your buoyancy, general dive skills, comfort in the water and more. Once the dive is over, the instructor will provide feedback on your dive readiness and any helpful feedback.

What we will cover:

  • Dive Planning
  • Equalization technique review
  • Underwater signal review
  • Lung over-expansion review
  • Review of dive computer operation
  • Mask preparation
  • Scuba system assembly & disassembly
  • Donning & doffing of scuba system
  • Entry & Exit techniques
  • Weight check & adjustment
  • Controlled descent
  • Regulator clearing
  • Regulator recovery
  • Mask clearing
  • Finning techniques
  • Dive computer viewing while underwater
  • Buoyancy control; hovering
  • Underwater tour
  • Air sharing ascents
  • Controlled ascent; computer assisted
  • Underwater emergency scenarios
  • Log dive

Course Requirements:

Inactive diver prerequisites:

  • 10 years or older (Under 18 requires parental consent)
  • Open water diving certification
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (Regulators, BCD, Weights, Tanks)
  • Personal scuba gear (mask, fins, snorkel)
  • Any additional weights or weight systems you already own.

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher.
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%.
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently.
  • Demonstrate sound buoyancy techniques in water.
  • Insure the certifying agency has your photo on their website (no hats or sunglasses).

Time Requirements:

  • 1-2 hours for online learning
  • 3-4 hours of instructor led surface & in-water training

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Inactive Diver/Refresher Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class is designed to get you back into the water after being inactive for 1 year or longer. It includes your online e-learning, your in-water skills work. Bubble blowing is complimentary.