Refresher Dives 

Certification

minimum OWD

It is quite a long time ago that you have been diving for the last time? Do you feel that your diving skills and your knowledge have become a bit rusty? Then our Refresher Dives are perfect for you.

Refresher Dives

What you learn

Refresher Dives make you familiar again to diving, so you really feel comfortable under water – and that in less than a day. An Instructor or Divemaster brings you back up to date and ensures that you are fit under water again.

  • Safe diving practices
  • Broad dive planning
  • Problem management
  • Breathe of compressed air in the depth
  • Scuba diving and dive tables: basic knowledge
  • Scuba diving and dive tables: dive planning

Schedule

As already mentioned, our dive consists of two diving trips with two dives each (Two-tank boat dives). You can start with us either in the morning, at 8:30, or in the afternoon, at 13:30. Please contact us AT LEAST one day before, so that we are able to organize the groups and, mainly, you still get a place on one of our dive boats.

Upon your arrival at the base, you will be welcomed by one of our local and international Divemasters and instructors. You fill out the necessary paperwork and then you are sized up for your equipment, if you aren’t already carrying your own equipment. The Divemaster or Instructor will brief you about the equipment set up, hand signals, skills to be practiced, dive planning, etc. Once all the equipment is set up, you will have a comprehensive but compact dive and boat briefing with your group. This consists of important information about the dive sites, important local and special dive procedures, safety procedures, recall procedures, attractions of the dive site, marine life, dive profile, signs & signals, etc. Dive planning is quintessential to good, peaceful and fun dives, and we aim for nothing but perfection.

Finally, we cast off! Once the equipment is loaded on the boats with the help of our staff, we take off to our dives sites, of which most can be reached within 20 minutes.

A two-tank boat-dive consists of two dives. If there is a significant difference in depth between the two approached dive sites, the deeper dive will be dived first (we dive with PADI and therefore avoid reverse profiling). If a diver hasn’t dived for a maximum of 6 month, the first dive would be shallow in order to get comfortable in the water and enjoy the dive.

Depending on the No-Decompression Limits, a dive is usually a maximum of 45 minutes.

The surface interval (depending on the planning of the Dive Computer and the dive profile) is usually covered by the drive to the next dive site. In the meantime, the equipment is prepared for the next dive. We will NOT go back to the dive centre between dives, unless absolutely necessary.

After your return to the diving school, we encourage you to talk about your underwater experience with tea and cookies. Our guides help you to complete your logbook entries and identify the different organisms that you witnessed during your dives. Diving helps create a bond between people, all coming from different parts of the world, but all sharing the same love for the ocean, and we provide a platform for just that.