Do I need a scuba refresher?
If you 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?
What does it cost?
A scuba refresher costs £25 for non-members, but if free of charge when you join. This includes approximately forty-five minutes dry practical and forty-five minutes in the pool.