Book a Scuba refresher

Do I need a scuba refresher?

If you already have a scuba diving qualification (e.g. Ocean Diver, Sports Dives, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver) but have not dived for a while a scuba refresher in a swimming pool with Marlin Sub-Aqua Club will help you get back into diving! We welcome all scuba divers regardless of who they are certified with (BSAC, PADI etc).

What happens on a scuba refresher?

Each scuba refresher starts with a brief introduction to diving techniques, and the equipment that you will be using, under the supervision of one of our instructors. We will supply all the equipment you need. You will need to ensure you are still medically fit to participate in scuba diving, and will need to confirm this by signing a simple self-declaration form. Your buddy will help you assemble the scuba kit, and go through the basic skills before you jump in.

Once you have changed into your swimming gear and an old tee-shirt you will move to the swimming pool, put on the scuba kit and jump into the water. In stages you will slowly start to breathe underwater again. You will practice basic diving skills such as buoyancy control, finning technique, mask removal, replacement and clearing, regulator recovery, and breathing from an alternative source (octopus). Your instructor will demonstrate each skill first, and offer suggestions for improvement where necessary.

The aim of the scuba refresher is for you to practice the scuba diving skills you already have in a safe and fun environment. The session includes a scuba refresher qualification card and take home pack

When do scuba refreshers take place?

All scuba refreshers take place on Thursday nights from 8pm to 10pm at Pingles Leisure Centre, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4LX. Ask at reception for directions to “the scuba diving club”.

What does it cost?

A scuba refresher costs £25. This includes approximately forty-five minutes dry practical and sixty minutes in the pool.

How do I book?

You can book and pay for the scuba refresher online.

Pay with PayPal using a credit or debit card. Seven days notice is required if you wish to cancel with a refund.

There are two spaces available for each date but you need to book them individually.
If you have a larger group than two or if one of the slots is full please contact us and we’ll confirm instructor availability prior to booking.


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