SCUBA Skills Update

Has it been awhile since you have been in the water? How long? If you have been out of the water for more than 6 months, it is strongly recommended that you come in for a Scuba Skills Update before venturing out again.

If you have an exotic warm water trip planned in the near future, this is the program to sign-up for. Get yourself prepared. Brush up on the academics, refine those skills and most importantly, get comfortable in the water.

The first time that mask floods can be a dicey situation, we will take care of that in the nice confines of the pool, rather than at 80 feet on that really cool wreck you paid all that money for.

The Scuba Skills Update curriculum reviews the essential basics of the information covered in the Open Water Diver course, including the basics of physics and physiology including the effects of increases and decreases in pressure. The dive table mechanics will also be reviewed

Classroom Academic topics can be tailored to fit the individual needs of the student.

Possible topics include:

  • Responsible Diver Code
  • Preparing your Total Diving System
  • Planning Dives
  • Dive Table Review
  • Diving Skills Review
  • Emergency Skills Review
  • Using your Total DiveLog
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

The Executive Course will delve deeper into the listed topics as well as cover trip planning, air consumption, dive computers, proper buddy team functioning and other topics the participants’ request.

Time will be spent in the pool reviewing the necessary skills to feel comfortable under the water.

Skills covered will be tailored to the needs of the participant.

Possible topics include:

  • Equipment Assembly
  • Entries
  • Surface Procedures
  • Proper Weighting and buoyancy control
  • Controlled Descent
  • Regulator Clearing and retrieval
  • Mask Clearing
  • Air Sharing
  • Air Sharing Ascent
  • Emergency Swimming Ascent

The Executive Course will include more practice time to spend on the skills review and can cover other skills the participants’ request.

Must be a certified diver to enroll in the Scuba Skills Update program. Can be from any recognized certifying agency.

Must have own Snorkeling System which would include mask, fins and snorkel.

If using own gear, gear should be serviced and in good working condition. If it has been awhile since you last dove, drop off your equipment two weeks before the scheduled class to have it serviced by the Underwater Sports Service department.

Participant will also need to fill out a Medical Release Form for divers and an Informed Consent Waiver/Release form.