This scuba refresher course is a safe and fun way to practice dive skills with an SSI professional and is often required to continue your diving training after time away from the sport. Start diving again now!
It is easy for dive skills to get rusty and to lose confidence when you have not dived for a while. With the SSI Scuba Skills Update, we will get you back in the water and diving with ease in no time. This scuba refresher course allows you to review and practice scuba skills you learned in your Open Water Diver program, under the guidance of an SSI Professional. This is a great course to take just before a dive holiday, so you spend less time worrying about your skills and more time admiring the marine life.
Prerequisites for Scuba Skills Update:
Prerequisites: Open Water Certification
Minimum age is 15. (Special bookings and adjusted prices are required for any students aged under 15 years, due to limited depth and reduced class sizes. Total class size is reduced to a maximum of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children).* VIP courses for children or small groups can be arranged please contact our staff or visit our VIP course booking page.
All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.
Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.
Online academic training to be completed prior to face-to-face training
1 Confined water pool dive
Maximum depth is 5m
Completion over 1 days, estimated time 4hrs
The use of modern diving equipment for the duration of the course including all Tanks, Regulators, Gauges, BCD, Weights, and Wetsuits.
Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boots. (You can hire them on the day)
What To Bring:
Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)
Mask Snorkel Fins and boots. As well as any other dive gear you own that you would like to use.
Flying After Diving Guidelines
For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)
For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.
For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended.
To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.
All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.