Getting back into diving...???
it been a while since your last dive...??? Please be honest with yourself and your loved ones! If you haven't dove in over a year, a couple hours in the pool is NOT enough to bring you back to where you were before your hiatus.
There are businesses that will offer them however I cannot and will not recommend a pool refresher for anyone unless its been less than one year since your last dive. Look up "Normalization of Deviance" to understand why it is important to not push the safety bar higher or further away.
OVERVIEW AND QUALIFICATIONS
This is a non-certification program which affords supervised refresher experience at the scuba diver level for divers who need to re-establish proficiency owing to diving inactivity in light of intended dive trips or other factors. Divers who have completed the refresher course may once again participate in diving activities.
OPTION 1: $250
4 hour educational review and two open water dives (for divers in which it has been a period greater than 12 months but not more than 24 months since their last dive)
OPTION 2: $350
6-8 hour educational review and three open water dives (for divers which it is has been a period of greater than 24 months since their last dive -- one dive can be a night dive)
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL HOURS
OPTION 1: Four hours for abbreviated educational review
OPTION 2: Six to Eight hours for full educational review
MINIMUM REQUIRED DIVES
(for divers in which it has been a period greater than 12 months
since their last dive)
Three (for divers in which it has been a period greater than 24 months since their last dive)
100 feet, otherwise depth is limited by the participant's capabilities, experience and previous certification(s)
Please follow this LINK to see and print a checklist of all the skills included
So, what are you waiting for? Let's go diving, again!
JCA Elite Scuba
Wondering why I require more from my students than other dive shops or other instructors? Please read these two articles:
Addressing the Issue of Diver Competence by Alex Brylske
Dive Training Today: A Perspective by Bret Gilliam