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Course Description

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty?

Perhaps all you need a is little time in the pool reviewing skills?

The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.  

The Fun Part:

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

What You Learn:

You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area. You review:
  • Safe diving practices.
  • Dive planning fundamentals.
  • Problem management.
  • Breathing air at depth.
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge.
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning.
After you complete the knowledge assessment, you go through the Confined Water Skills Preview. You review information about each skill, why it’s important, points to remember when performing the skill and a short video clip. Completing this section just before practicing is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.  

The Scuba Review course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives.
  • Are a PADI Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver.
  • Just haven’t scuba dived in a while and want to get aclimated again.

The Scuba Gear You Use:

You use all of the basic scuba gear.

The Learning Materials You Need:

Quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals with PADI’s Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook. The academic portion of Scuba Review is now available at PADI E-Learning Begin by answering a few questions related to dive safety, problem management and dive planning. For example: What are the five steps in a pre-dive safety check? What is the maximum depth limit for all recreational diving? What are the signs and symptoms of decompression sickness? At 12 meters/ 40 feet a diver runs out of air. Her buddy is more than 60 feet away, what should she do?Correct answers will allow you to complete the book quickly. For incorrect answers, you’ll read a brief explanation to help you understand the concept.


To take Scuba Review, you must:  
  • Have a scuba diver certification or be enrolled in a scuba certification course, and
  • Be at least 10 years old