When do I need a Refresher course?
Refresher courses are required for all participants who have not been diving in 12 months or more.
Can I still take a Refresher course if I’ve been diving in the last year?
Sure! Some people book Refresher courses to review dive skills before upcoming travel, or in preparation of a scuba certificate advancement.
How long are the dives in the ocean?
The length of the dive will be determined by several factors one of which is how long you want to remain underwater. The longest dive completed in this course would be approx 55 minutes.
How deep will the water be?
The depth will vary depending on the exact location. Generally the boat will sit in about 25 feet of water on the majority of reef dive sites. Diver should expect depths while diving to be 25-40 feet on shallow reef dives.
Do I have to go into the pool before diving in the ocean?
Yes. Our program and vast majority of Try Scuba programs require divers to first start in the pool. The controlled and relaxed environment of a pool is the most enjoyable way to learn how to scuba dive.
Will I see any sharks on the dives?
Hopefully! The great thing about diving in the Florida Keys is the water visibility is great. Therefore everyone underwater can see everyone else (sharks included). In the event that you bump into some sharks there is no need to worry. Keep your hands to yourself and the sharks do not bother you. Scared of sharks? We have the secret cure. Call us!
All participants must be aware of and understand all risks pertaining to this class/course/experience before booking. It is the participants responsibility (or guardian if applicable) to ensure that you are medically capable and within all limits listed below in order to begin. No refunds to be provided to participants that purchase a ticket and are not able to participate due to the restrictions listed below. Additional information is available in our Cancellation & Refund Policy or by contacting us and speaking with one of our training dive professionals.
- *NOTICE*: All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions may require approval and sign off from a licensed physician. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own medical clearance. No refund of deposit (24% of order total) will be provided if participant is not medically cleared at time of check-in. Please click HERE to view the medical questionnaire. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.
- PLEASE BE AWARE FLYING AFTER DIVING IS NOT ALLOWED. All participants that breathe from a scuba diving regulator and tank underwater MUST wait 24 hours before getting on a plane or exceeding an elevation of 1000 feet above sea level. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD BE FATAL. If you would like to learn more about why we need to wait before flying after diving contact us and one of our instructors will explain.
- THE ABILITY TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER IS MANDATORY. All participants are required to complete a basic swim test in a pool approx 10 feet deep. A short tread and a short swim displaying your ability to swim is all that is required. Failure to complete the swim test will result in the immediate ending of the Try Scuba Experience.
We are conveniently located at the Holiday Inn Marina in Key Largo, Florida.
Free Parking is available directly behind the Holiday Inn.
Boat is located at the marina entrance.