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Refresher - Scuba Review

The PADI Scuba Review CourseDivers in scuba gear approaching school of fish

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge is a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

The Fun Part

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

What You Learn

You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area. You review:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Problem management
  • Breathing air at depth
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning

After you complete the knowledge assessment, you go through the Confined Water Skills Preview. You review information about each skill, why it’s important, points to remember when performing the skill and a short video clip. Completing this section just before practicing is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.

Happy divers with scuba diving equipmentThe Scuba Review course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives
  • Are a PADI Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver
  • Just haven’t scuba dived in a while and want to get aclimated again

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear.

African Waters Scuba has all the gear and material you need, so please contact us.

The Learning Materials You Need

Quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals with PADI’s Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook. Begin by answering a few questions related to dive safety, problem management and dive planning. For example:

What are the five steps in a pre-dive safety check?

What is the maximum depth limit for all recreational diving?

What are the signs and symptoms of decompression sickness?

At 12meters/ 40 feet a diver runs out of air. Her buddy is more than 60 feet away, what should she do?

Correct answers will allow you to complete the book quickly. For incorrect answers, you’ll read a brief explanation to help you understand the concept.

To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor.

Prerequisites

To take Scuba Review, you must

Adventure Diver

The PADI Adventure Diver CourseDivers using DPV they rented from dive shop

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

The Fun Part

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Silly scuba diving picturesWhat You Learn

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE-Fish Identification Adventure Dive. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:

Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light , a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

At African Waters Scuba we have all the gear and packages you need for these courses, so please contact us if you have any questions!

Advanced Open Water Crew Pak for scuba diving classThe Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with your African Waters Scuba PADI instructor.

To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor.

Prerequisites

To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

Master Scuba Diver

Sharpen Your Skills with the PADI Master Scuba DiverTM rating

You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and Close up of Master Scuba Diver in scuba maskexplore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.

More than a pipe dream?

Absolutely! Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.

The Fun Part

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.

Scuba Diving in a school of fish in MalaysiaPrerequisites

For more information on becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver, please contact us.

Depending on where you live, you may also be eligible to earn free gifts while earning your Master Scuba Diver rating with the Specialty of the Month program. Contact us for more details.

Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.  One of the many creatures you will discover underwater They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.  The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. 

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