LEARN TO DIVE – SCUBA SKILLS UPDATE

Skills protocol change, diving equipment also changes, hence the need to keep up to speed. Certification agencies recommend that divers who haven’t dived within the last 12 months undertake an update course.

Our certifications are done through Scuba Schools International, a member of the WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council). If you are not confident that your certification card is internationally recognised or your training agency no longer exists, you may wish to have an SSI Certification card issued to you following the completion of your training.

The update program takes a full day.

THEORY
  • Completion of online training prior to the theory class
  • Duration of approx 1.5 – 2 hours
  • The depth – pressure and pressure – volume relationship and Boyle’s law
  • Gas spaces in the body, squeezes and blocks
  • Barotraumas, ears & lungs
  • Decompression illness, decompression theories and dive tables
POOL
  • Duration of approx 4.5 hours
  • Assembly of the scuba unit
  • The buddy system
  • Correct weighting and a buoyancy test
  • Mask clears
  • Regulator recovery
  • Octopus breathing
  • Ditch and recovery of the scuba unit
  • Out of air emergencies
  • Entries and exit procedures
  • Safe ascents and decent procedures
  • Buoyancy skills
  • Ballast ditch and retrieval
  • Disassembly of the scuba unit

You will then return to SCUBA CULTURE where you will go through the equipment maintenance component of our program. Your instructor will assist you with the appropriate entry in your log book, stamp and sign it for you as they de-brief and review your program performance. You will be required to sign off on every skill completed during each session as part of the program review.

COST: $245 per person
Prerequisites
  • Completion of online theory training
  • Please come in at least 1 week prior to complete your medical statement
  • A dive medical may be necessary following the completion of a medical questionnaire.
  • Pen and paper, your certification card, your log book, bathers, towel, mask, snorkel, boots and fins.
Inclusions
  • SCUBA CULTURE will supply you with wetsuit, buoyancy compensator, regulators, gauges, weight belt and a cylinder, as well as pool admission and your online theory training access.
Exclusions

Mask/snorkel/boots/gloves/fins

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