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 you will learn:

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


Advanced Buoyancy certification prerequisites:

  • 15 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)
  • 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

Inactive Diver/Refresher


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.