Easily one of the most common questions we have heard from divers over the years, is if, and when they should take a scuba refresher?
While there isn't a perfect answer, we feel the most important thing is to be honest about your own ability or feeling, and go from there.
To get a better idea of how to decide whether a scuba review might be a good idea, take a look at these simple questions below:
Has been a while since my last dive - 12 months or more?
Did I have a bad experience last time, or simply lost my mojo?
Can I assemble my own equipment, confidently?
What should I do in an emergency?
The list could go on but if any of these apply to you then it could be the perfect time to put some practice in and refresh your scuba diving skills.
The great news is that we can help you do this while diving on the Great Barrier Reef, meaning that you get to work on your technique and enjoy our stunning dive sites at the same time!
HOW DO I
Refreshing your skills and knowledge is easy, and has just two parts -
Complete the online study materials
In-water practice and diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
You can choose to do your refresher, either through the PADI 'ReACTIVATE', or SDI 'Inactive Diver' programs. Both of these offer digital study materials, which can be completed before your visit to Port Douglas. These materials cover everything you need to know, including: equipment; hand signals; emergencies, and many of the diving techniques you would have learned during your open water course.
Obviously, the best part is diving on the Great Barrier Reef, where we will discuss and explain important, practical ideas with you; before jumping in for the first dive. Once in the water, it might take a moment for you to get used to the feeling again, but once you do, you'll soon be reminded of why you took-up diving in the first place.
Once all of the training is complete - usually during the first dive, we spend the rest of the day at the reef, exploring and recapturing the feeling you had that made scuba diving so enjoyable for you!