Refresher Course

Refresher Course from The Scuba Doctor

Has it been a long time since you've been scuba diving? Or maybe you learned to scuba dive only a year or so ago and have not dived since your course finished? Perhaps you're planning on going on holiday and are a little unsure about your dive skills? Let the instructors recommended by The Scuba Doctor reactivate you to the wonders of the underwater world!

Perhaps you've only ever dived in warm water tropical locations and need to get used to what's required to adjust to diving in the colder temperate waters here in Melbourne, Victoria. This Refresher Course is just right for that.

The Refresher Course is the perfect way to review and reactivate your dive skills and knowledge before jumping back into the water.

The Fun Part

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

You'll be doing an open water dive in the pristine waters of Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.

You course will be a bespoke, one-on-one or one-on-two affair with your personal dive instructor.

What You Learn

The Refresher Course programme is for any certified diver who feels they need to touch up their skills. The 4 main components of the program are:

  • Diving theory
  • Equipment assembly
  • Diving skills
  • Buoyancy

Our Refresher Course programmes are tailored to suit your individual needs so that the amount of time spent on each of these areas can vary depending on your competence and what you want to achieve from the programme.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear — BCD, Cylinder, Regulator, SPG, Dive Computer, Weight Belt and Wetsuit/Drysuit. You should bring your wetsuit, BCD, regs, weight belt and cylinder, if you have them. If not, you can hire this dive gear from us.

Personal Dive Gear: You will need your own Mask, Snorkel and Fins. Also bring your own Boots, Gloves and Hood if you need them. These are considered to be personal items and are not available for hire.

If you don't have the required gear, check with The Scuba Doctor dive shop about Scuba Equipment Rental and packages offered with this course.

PADI Scuba Review Course Prerequisites

To take the PADI Scuba Review Course, you must:

  • Have a scuba diver certification, or be enrolled in a scuba certification course.
  • Be able to hand in a valid Medical Declaration, or a current Dive Medical certificate.
  • Be at least 10 years old.
  • Be certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver, or above.

Medical Declaration

Before starting the course you are required to fill in and sign a PADI Medical Statement (Adobe PDF, 6 pages, 113.12 KB) to say you are fit to dive, do not regularly take prescription or non prescription medication and that you do not suffer from any conditions such as asthma, diabetes etc. If you answer 'YES' to any question on the statement, are in any doubt, or feel that you may have a condition which requires approval from a doctor first, please see a qualified SPUMS physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard AS4005-1. (Overseas dive medicals are generally not accepted unless they are equal or better than the AS4005.1 standard.) See Diving Medical for more details.

PADI Scuba Review Course Bookings

The price for your bespoke PADI Scuba Review Course at The Scuba Doctor dive shop is just $199 (plus the price of any dive gear hired or purchased).

Next Steps

  • Pay your $75 deposit for a PADI Scuba Review Tune-up Course.
  • Please let us know of at least three preferred dates for when you'd like to do the course.
  • Please let us know if you'll need to hire any dive gear.
  • Download, fill in and sign the PADI Medical Statement (Adobe PDF, 6 pages, 113.12 KB). If you need to obtain a Dive Medical assessment, then please do so ASAP.

Please feel free to Contact Us for more information.

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