Scuba Refresher

The SDI Refresher Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an inactive diver. SDI encourages the use of this program for instructors, assistant instructors, divemasters, and resorts or dive facilities that have questions regarding the diving history of an individual. This program can also be used as a catalyst for continuing education programs. To participate in the SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Course, you must have proof of holding an Open Water Diver certification.

What you can expect to learn:

Although one pool training dive is required, the instructor or assistant instructor may use their discretion with reference to the skills needed to complete the dive.

You will review the following skills:

  • Plan Dive
  • Equalization techniques
  • Communication signals
  • Lung over-expansion problems
  • Review of dive computer
  • Scuba system assembly
  • Weight adjustment
  • Mask defog
  • Don scuba system
  • Adequate entry for site conditions
  • Controlled descent
  • Computer check, if used
  • Regulator clearing
  • Regulator recovery
  • Mask clearing
  • Fin use
  • Buoyancy control; hovering
  • Underwater tour
  • Computer check
  • Controlled ascent; computer assisted
  • Exit
  • Disassemble scuba system
  • Log dive
  • Air sharing ascents
  • Underwater emergency scenarios

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.

Course Details
  • Price:

    $75.00

  • Fee Covers:

    One-on-one Instructor Review, Pool Time, Refresher Sticker for Dive Log

  • SDI Standards & Procedures:

    View PDF Document

  • Course Length:

    Single Afternoon (Saturday/Sunday)

Scheduled Classes

This course can be run in accordance with any of our Open Water Scuba sessions. Classes are available monthly so contact the shop and we'll establish a date that works with you.