Scuba Diving Refresher Courses in the Canary Islands
If you have not been diving for some time (for example because of the COVID pandemic) then it is quite easy to refresh your skills and once more start exploring the underwater world confidently. You can get back that feeling of having 'special powers' to swim and breathe underwater, and see again curious creatures such as cuttlefish, seahorses, moray eels or octopus.
Three easy steps to refresh your Scuba Diving Skills
- First, find your diving manual and read through the chapter on the basics -breathing, finning, buoyancy control and clearing water.
- Second, make sure you are fit again! Scuba equipment is heavy so do some basic fitness and stretching exercises.
- Third, take a resfresher dive or course with a PADI dive centre and regain your confidence and skills.
- Then rebuild your skills progressively and start enjoying your dives again.
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How to get back in the water
This is a one day course for anybody who has not dived for some time, and who wants to practice their skills before tackling more adventurous dives. It takes place in the safety of the El Cabrón Marine Reserve and under the watchful eye of your PADI instructor. You do one dive where you refresh the basic skills, then get some feedback, then a second dive where we explore a sheltered part of the el Cabrón Marine Reserve with you.
Who can take this course?
Anyone who has a recognised diving qualification at any level, from any training agency (e.g. PADI, BSAC, CMAS, SSI, NAUI) can take this course. The basic skills of breathing underwater, buoyancy control, finning, signals, and use of your regulator are common to all agencies. The teaching ratio is normally one to one.
As with all diving activities in Spain you must complete the WRSTC self-assessment medical form.
Please note that if you have recently suffered from a COVID-19 infection, you are advised to wait 3-4 weeks before you start diving again.
The content will vary to cover the areas which you feel you need to practice. We normally cover basic skills, including equipment assembly, breathing and equalisation, mask clearing, regulator clearing and recovery, buoyancy control and finning; although any other skills can be easily included in the course.