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This is a custom refresher course designed to aid individual certified divers in need of refresher training and mentorship.
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are in need of a refresher course.
SCUBA Diving KSA's are perishable. That means, if you don't use them, you lose them. Especially for new divers and those still in the early stages of development. Many divers take their basic course and don't dive again for a year or more, effectively losing all that new knowledge and those new skills they just learned.
Diving skills can also deviate into something else all-together over time, without you even realizing it. Without being kept in check, pre-dive checks become shorter, steps begin to get missed, and even deviant behaviors begin to push boundaries. As we grow more confident with our skills, especially early on in our diving careers, we begin to miss things, and our confidence can outpace our actual skill level.
PDC's SCUBA Diver Refresher Course is custom tailored to meet your needs, will reenforce basics, and challenge you to grow a bit, certifying you safe to get back in the water without supervision.
The SDRC is a single day-long course with informal lectures, knowledge and skills practice, and 2 open water dives. It may also include a day prior in confined water if necessary, depending on the needs of the individual(s). The course is custom tailored to meet the specific needs of each diver, within the limitations of each individual's respective certification level, and includes a strong focus on all basic diving KSA's, as well as mentorship to improve a diver's abilities.
Note: All divers who have not conducted an open water dive within 12 calendar months should take a refresher course to maintain currency.
This course is an 8 to 12 hour block of instruction and mentorship program.
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To enroll in this course, please download a copy of the Medical Questionnaire below, follow the instructions, and sign. Then fill out the SDRC Enrollment Form below. Please answer the questions in the form and send it, and we will get back to you as soon as able.
Please download this form (fillable PDF) and read the information and instructions carefully.
Fill in pages 1 and 2, and date and sign where indicated.
If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, DON'T WORRY! This may not mean you won't be able to train, but it does mean you will need to see your doctor (preferably a doctor familiar with dive medicine), and have them evaluate those answers.
Page 3 is for your doctor should you need to see one.
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PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW, AND A STAFF MEMBER WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS ABLE TO DISCUSS COURSE DATES AND ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
*Please be sure to download and fill out the medical waiver on the course page. You can either fill it out and sign it digitally and include it in this email, or print it, fill it out and sign it, and bring it with you on your first day of the course.
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