Scuba Diving Refresher Course | Key Largo, Florida

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Key Largo, FL

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Scuba Diving Refresher Course
Key Largo, Florida

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9 Hours

Everything Included

Overview

Generally scuba diving certifications never expire. However if you have not been diving in the past 12 months you should complete the scuba diving refresher course or scuba skills update. This will be a mandatory requirement for most charter boats and dive shops around the world and most definitely here in the Florida Keys. The scuba refresher course consists of one pool session and one 2 tank dive trip.  Each dive trip consists of 2 locations with a one dive at each. All of this is completed with an instructor.  All scuba gear rental is included. This is an excellent way to start to feel comfortable underwater again.

Highlights

  • Florida Keys offers low stress diving

  • Morning Pool Review & Practice

  • (2) 1 hour reef dives in afternoon

  • Awesome Scuba Instructors

  • Small Student/Instructor Ratios

The Scuba Refresher Course or the Scuba Skills Update is for divers that have not gone scuba diving in more than 12-24 months.  When this amount of time has passed it a requirement of scuba diving certification agencies around the world that a refresher course or scuba skills update is completed. The refresher course is conducted under the direction of a scuba instructor and will cover the core scuba diving skills.  Included in this course is both a pool training component as well as two ocean dives.

The class will start with a conversation to discuss your past training and go over any areas of concern you may have. After a basic knowledge refresher on diving you will assemble your gear with the assistance of your scuba instructor.  After a predive safety check the pool training will begin.  The purpose of the pool training is to familiarize yourself again with your scuba equipment, your diving skills, and some of emergency procedures and prevention tactics.  All skills are completed in the pool which makes the ocean dive just a fun dive with an underwater gps (a.k.a. your scuba instructor!).

After the pool training session is completed the course will break for lunch.

The afternoon boat check-in time is 12:30pm.  Once on the boat your instructor will be able to assist with gear assembly and pre-dive safety checks. This is a great time to talk about your upcoming dives, ask questions. You will have many opportunities to learn tips and tricks throughout the day.  Your afternoon dives will each be 1 hour.  Both dives will be completed on the Reefs off Key Largo. These are amazing locations for your first ocean dives in a while. The warm water and great visibility result in a low stress awesome diving environment.

Upon completion of this course your scuba diving certification will be in active status.  You will be able to board dive charters, get air fills, rent gear, purchase gear, and dive again! The dive shop or your instructor can stamp your log book validating your refresher training.

The refresher course can be customized to meet each divers specific skill level. If there is something specific you would like to get out of this course let us know in advance so we can be prepared and do our best to make that happen.

7:30amCheck-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete their medical waiver, liability release, and any required doctor sign-offs prior to check-in)

8:15amPool session (2 hours). Your instructor will review core fundamentals of scuba diving, safety guidelines, gear, and basic scuba diving techniques. After practicing core dive skills, you will demonstrate them for your instructor.  Our instructors are here to cover questions and discuss any concerns you may have after your lapse in diving. Small class sizes make for a thorough and enjoyable experience. We’re ready to help you feel comfortable in the water once again! 

10:30am – 12:30pm (Approx) – Free time. Take a break, have lunch, be back at the dock by 12:30 ready to board. Ask us for nearby lunch recommendations!

12:30pm Afternoon Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in. 

1:00pm – Afternoon departure. Take-in the scenic 4-6 mile boat ride out to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  Your Refresher course includes 2 afternoon reef dives. Each dive is 1 hour/1 tank. 

5:00pm – Boat returns (Approx). Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

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.

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Course Price

$209

Includes:

  • Scuba Gear Rental
  • Morning Pool Training
  • 2 Afternoon Boat Reef Dives
  • Instructor included all day

Instant E-Tickets

9 Hours

Everything Included

Overview

Generally scuba diving certifications never expire. However if you have not been diving in the past 12 months you should complete the scuba diving refresher course or scuba skills update. This will be a mandatory requirement for most charter boats and dive shops around the world and most definitely here in the Florida Keys. The scuba refresher course consists of one pool session and one 2 tank dive trip.  Each dive trip consists of 2 locations with a one dive at each. All of this is completed with an instructor.  All scuba gear rental is included. This is an excellent way to start to feel comfortable underwater again.

Course Price  $209

Includes:

  • Scuba Gear Rental
  • Morning Pool Training
  • 2 Afternoon Boat Reef Dives
  • Instructor included all day

Course Schedule

Check-in Time: 7:45am
Lunch Break: 11:00am
PM Check-in: 12:30pm
PM Departure: 1:00pm
Boat Return: 5:00pm

Highlights

  • Florida Keys offers low stress diving

  • Morning Pool Review & Practice

  • (2) 1 hour reef dives in afternoon

  • Awesome Scuba Instructors

  • Small Student/Instructor Ratios

Course Schedule

Check-in Time: 7:45am
Lunch Break: 11:00am
PM Check-in: 12:30pm
PM Departure: 1:00pm
Boat Return: 5:00pm

*Download Medical Form

The Scuba Refresher Course or the Scuba Skills Update is for divers that have not gone scuba diving in more than 12-24 months.  When this amount of time has passed it a requirement of scuba diving certification agencies around the world that a refresher course or scuba skills update is completed. The refresher course is conducted under the direction of a scuba instructor and will cover the core scuba diving skills.  Included in this course is both a pool training component as well as two ocean dives.

The class will start with a conversation to discuss your past training and go over any areas of concern you may have. After a basic knowledge refresher on diving you will assemble your gear with the assistance of your scuba instructor.  After a predive safety check the pool training will begin.  The purpose of the pool training is to familiarize yourself again with your scuba equipment, your diving skills, and some of emergency procedures and prevention tactics.  All skills are completed in the pool which makes the ocean dive just a fun dive with an underwater gps (a.k.a. your scuba instructor!).

After the pool training session is completed the course will break for lunch.

The afternoon boat check-in time is 12:30pm.  Once on the boat your instructor will be able to assist with gear assembly and pre-dive safety checks. This is a great time to talk about your upcoming dives, ask questions. You will have many opportunities to learn tips and tricks throughout the day.  Your afternoon dives will each be 1 hour.  Both dives will be completed on the Reefs off Key Largo. These are amazing locations for your first ocean dives in a while. The warm water and great visibility result in a low stress awesome diving environment.

Upon completion of this course your scuba diving certification will be in active status.  You will be able to board dive charters, get air fills, rent gear, purchase gear, and dive again! The dive shop or your instructor can stamp your log book validating your refresher training.

The refresher course can be customized to meet each divers specific skill level. If there is something specific you would like to get out of this course let us know in advance so we can be prepared and do our best to make that happen.

7:30amCheck-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete their medical waiver, liability release, and any required doctor sign-offs prior to check-in)

8:15amPool session (2 hours). Your instructor will review core fundamentals of scuba diving, safety guidelines, gear, and basic scuba diving techniques. After practicing core dive skills, you will demonstrate them for your instructor.  Our instructors are here to cover questions and discuss any concerns you may have after your lapse in diving. Small class sizes make for a thorough and enjoyable experience. We’re ready to help you feel comfortable in the water once again! 

10:30am – 12:30pm (Approx) – Free time. Take a break, have lunch, be back at the dock by 12:30 ready to board. Ask us for nearby lunch recommendations!

12:30pm Afternoon Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in. 

1:00pm – Afternoon departure. Take-in the scenic 4-6 mile boat ride out to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  Your Refresher course includes 2 afternoon reef dives. Each dive is 1 hour/1 tank. 

5:00pm – Boat returns (Approx). Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

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.

Open Water Referral Program

What is the Open Water Referral Program?

  • Complete your classroom or E Learning sessions with a local dive shop in your area
  • Once this is complete you schedule your 4 open water dives with us in Key Largo
  • Great option for those that love warm water
  • If it’s too cold at home dive in Key Largo year round
  • All gear included
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