Have you been out of the water for a while? Do you remember how to assemble your equipment? Do you remember how much weight you need in fresh or salt water?
If you have been away from diving for a few months or a few years, a Scuba Skills Update is an ideal way to get comfortable again and get ready for your diving vacation. This program is designed to help you get comfortable again while reviewing your basic diving skills and relearning what if means to be neutrally buoyant underwater. This is also your opportunity to pull out your diving equipment and let us help you check and make sure it is operational before your trip. You can even trade-in some of your equipment and get some newer stylish things to help make you look as good as you feel when you are floating weightlessly in the water.
There are some forms for you to complete and some reading you should do beforehand. The reading is on-line and just serves as a review of some of the basic diving concepts.
What is the class schedule?
|Before your class||Turn in your forms and bring your equipment (even if it is just your mask, snorkel and fins) into the store and let us help you make sure it is ready for your class and your trip.|
|Classroom Session||Introductions, Orientation, Review of Dive Planning, Review of Diving Skills|
|Pool Session||Equipment Set-Up, Review of Basic Diving Skills, Ascents and Descents, Neutral Buoyancy, Equipment Disassembly|
To benefit most from the course, you should complete all of the reading and textbook exercises prior to attending class.
Like any training program, your ratings and certification cards will be awarded when earned and by completing all of the requirements and paperwork.
What is included in the program?
- Instruction for all class, pool & open water sessions
- Educational materials including, lecture notes and cards when earned
- Use of rental equipment (BCD, ADS)
- Use of Cylinders for pool
Not Included: a Personal System (mask, fins, boots, etc.) The staff at Oceanic Ventures can help you find just the right things for your trip and things that are personally fitted to you.
What equipment is required?
Required Equipment: Your personal system; your Oceanic Ventures Dive Leader will work with you to determine what is best for your needs and goals (please wait and talk to your instructor prior to purchasing new equipment so you don’t purchase things you may not be able to use or don’t fit you.
When do the classes meet?
We have a regularly scheduled Scuba Skills Update the first Saturday of every month. The class starts at 10:30 AM and meets in the store. We can also schedule a class to meet your schedule (class cost is $150.00 for another schedule); please call us and we will make it happen.
What Paperwork do I need to complete as part of the enrollment?
To enroll in a session, you will need to complete the Enrollment Form Packet and return it to us at least one-week prior to the start of class.
What is the minimum class size and the maximum class size?
- Minimum: 2 person minimum for class,
- Maximum: 8 people
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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ann Keibler at 713.523.3483 or via email.
What are the prerequisites?
Open Water Certification or Junior Open Water Certification
What specialty classes are covered?
Scuba Skills Update