Sure, you have a certification card, but that doesn’t always mean you’re feeling ready to dive. If it has been a while since your last dive, you may be in need of a PADI ReActivate scuba refresher program. Here are Five signs to look for.
You can’t find your C-card.
Sure, we can call PADI to confirm you’re certified, but if you can’t find the card, that’s a sign that perhaps too much time has passed since your last scuba dive so it might be time to do your PADI reactivate
You finally have a vacation planned and you want to dive.
You could spend precious time at your holiday destination catching up on skills — or you could do that work here in the UK with us at one of our pools in Bedfordshire or just outside Cambridge which would saving you wasting some of your valuable holiday time that you’ve paid a lot of money for stuck in a classroom and pool doing a refresher course
Six to 12 months have elapsed since your last dive.
“When is the last time you were in the water?” will be one of the first questions you are asked when looking to book a bit of scuba diving anywhere in the world (if they don’t ask you this you might want to look for a different dive centre) and if you answer more then 6 months you will probably be asked to do some sort of refresher training before they let you in the open water as it’s not just your safety they need to consider but also the safety of those you will be scuba diving with
The thought of putting your gear together makes you nervous.
If you’re struggling to remember just how the scuba diving equipment goes together, keep in mind that the divemaster can assist you — but it might also be time for a refresher course. Plus, you will feel more confident in the water while scuba diving if you are confident in your own scuba diving equipment
You can’t remember when your last dive was.
If your last dive was more than a decade ago, you may need more than just a refresher course. As with any skill, the longer you go without scuba diving the more you will forget so if you are not regularly scuba diving you might need the PADI reactivate and just think about how much more comfortable you will feel in the water having spent some time beforehand going over the basic theory and skills with a PADI professional.
Remember, Scuba diving is meant to be fun and relaxing and you will find it so much more enjoyable if you are comfortable in your own scuba diving skills
Once you have done your PADI Reactivate, why not think about joining the Underwater adventures dive club so that you can keep diving all year round, even during the winter we head off to warmer place so we can keep diving and some of them are not too far away such as Aquarium scuba diving or very deep scuba diving pools like Nemo 33 and enclosed scuba diving lakes like Todi. You can see the videos from these trips through the links below to our YouTube channel
Aquarium scuba diving