PADI Scuba Review

Course Introduction

The PADI SCUBA Review is also known as a refresher course. It is designed for certified divers who need refreshing on their scuba skills. Especially if it has been over a year since you been in the water. This course is also a prerequisite for continuing education courses such as upgrading from a junior diver or PADI SCUBA diver.


Course Overview

The PADI SCUBA review program begins with completing the PADI SCUBA Tune-up Guidebook then it's into the water to practice and review your basic scuba diving skills. Your PADI instructor will demonstrate and have you practice 15 different basic scuba skills in the pool or confined water. These are the same basic skills you went over during your open water diver course, so the skills should be familiar to you.



Complete all knowledge reviews inside of your PADI SCUBA Tune-up Guidebook. Your instructor will review your answers and answer any questions you may have.

Pool /Confined Water Training Dives
Performance Requirements

1. Assemble, adjust, prepare, put on and disassemble scuba equipment.
2. Perform a pre-dive safety check.
3. Demonstrate appropriate deep-water entry.
4. Adjust for proper weighting — float at eye level at the surface with no or minimal air in the BCD, while holding a normal breath.
5. Alternately breathe from snorkel and regulator without lifting the face from the water.
6. Descend using the five-point method.
7. Recover and clear a regulator at depth.
8. Remove, replace and clear the mask.
9. Respond to air depletion by signaling “out of air,” and securing and breathing from an alternate air source supplied by a buddy. Continue for at least one minute while swimming.
10. Ascend properly using an alternate air source and establish positive buoyancy at the surface.

11. Breathe effectively from a free-flowing regulator for at least 30 seconds.
12. Use both oral and low-pressure BCD inflation to become neutrally buoyant. Gently rise and fall in a controlled manner, during inhalation and exhalation.
13. Ascend using the five-point method.
14. Remove, replace, adjust and secure the weight system at the surface in water too deep in which to stand, with minimal assistance (PADI Scuba Divers – remove only).
15. Simulate a controlled emergency swimming ascent by swimming horizontally for at least 9 meters/30 feet while emitting a continuous sound.

16. Using buoyancy control Hover for at least 30 seconds, without kicking or sculling.
17. Swim without a mask for at least 15 meters/50 feet, then replace and clear the mask.
18. Remove, replace, adjust and secure the weight system.
• With weight belt – on the bottom in water too deep in which to stand.
• With weight integrated BCDs (or weight harness systems that require reassembly after weights are removed) – remove weights in shallow water.
19. Remove, replace, adjust and secure the scuba unit on the bottom in water too deep in which to stand, with minimal assistance.
20. Remove, replace, adjust and secure the scuba unit at the surface in water too deep in which to stand, with minimal assistance.


Open Water Dive

Once you have completed your PADI SCUBA Review an open water training dive is recommended. Open water training dives are not included in this program.  If you are interested in adding an open water fun dive to your SCUBA review, please don't forget to sign up for the additional open water fun dive when you book your course.

Dive Location

Dive site location changes from class to class. However we typically conduct our boat dives off the second reef (depth 45 to 60 feet) and third reef (depth 60 to 100 feet) of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea. Our beach dives are conducted in front of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea on the shallow sub reefs (depth 12 to 20 feet).

course duration

The total course duration is approximately 3 hours typically conducted over 1 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

Recommended Additional Training (optional)

We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.


Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    To take the PADI Scuba Review course, you must be

    Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization.

Age requirements

The PADI Scuba review course is for ages 10 Years and Older.

swimming requirements

Participants must be able to swim. You do not need to be Olympic swimmers.  You just need to be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test.

    required Books

    The PADI Scuba Tune-up Guidebook

    This newly-revised product (Aug 2009) allows your student to quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals. The new version includes: • an expanded discussion of computer diving • eRDPML use • and an optional review section for diving with Enriched Air Nitrox


    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

    Equipment required for the following Adventure Dives

    Underwater Navigation

    • Compas

    Peak Performance Buoyancy

    • None

    Drift Diver

    • None

    Additional equipment may be required depending on which adventure dives you select. Students may need to rent or buy the specialized equipment for their particular adventure dives. This is not included in the price.

waivers and liability releases

All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training.

    • Certified Diver Experience Programs Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

    • PADI Standards Save Diving Practice Statement of Understanding

    • PADI Medical Statement

Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged

to be used in any of our programs.  If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation.  We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!

Your Next Adventure

After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Scuba Water Diver Course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more: altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography, wreck diving.


PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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