UPDATE YOUR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Work and life gotten in the way of you going on your dive holiday for some time now? Feeling a bit rusty about your diving knowledge and skills?
The PADI ReActivate Scuba Refresher program is a quick, easy and efficient way for any certified scuba diver to prepare for their next PADI course or upcoming dive holiday.
This program is personalised for you, depending on whether you want a few reminders or need to go through the basics. Either way, the PADI Professional will have you enjoying yourself and feeling comfortable in the water again. You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management.
The PADI ReActivate program includes practicing putting your gear together and doing a pre-dive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
Who can dive? Is there a minimum age to go diving?
Anyone aged 10 and older (there are options for ages 8-10 as well), with a reasonable level of physical fitness, comfortable in the water and a spirit for adventure.
Is there an upper age limit for scuba divers?
There is no upper age limit on learning to scuba dive. Certain conditions my preclude those of any age from diving, temporarily or permanently, especially conditions associated with lung functions. As long as you maintain relatively good physical and mental conditioning, it’s never too late to learn scuba diving. Many divers continue into their 70’s and 80’s.
Is learning to dive difficult?
No, it’s probably easier than you imagine, especially if you’re already comfortable in the water. PADI’s entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill.
How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?
PADI courses are performance based, which means that you earn your certification when you demonstrate that you’ve mastered the required skills and knowledge. Because some learn faster than others, course duration varies. The PADI Open Water Diver course can be completed in as little as three days.
How old do I have to be to become a certified diver?
You must be at least 10 years old to receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. 10 and 11 year old Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. 12 to 14 year olds must dive with a certified adult. At age 15, the junior certification upgrades to a regular Open Water Diver certification.
Are there any special qualifications or considerations to participate in a scuba class?
No. Generally speaking, anyone in good average health and at least 10 years old can participate. You will, however, complete a medical questionnaire. If anything on the questionnaire indicates a reason to be cautious about diving, you’ll need check with a physician to make sure you can dive.
What equipment do I need before I take scuba lessons?
If you need equipment, Planet Scuba India can help you select quality equipment that fits properly and works within your budget. Most scuba equipment is very durable, so you won’t have to replace it often.
In the movies and on TV, divers are always running into sharks or eels. Should I be concerned about marine animals?
Most aquatic animals are passive or timid. A few do bite or sting, but you can avoid these by not touching them. Divers aren’t natural prey for sharks and therefore shark attacks are rare. Many scuba divers actually seek out shark encounters.
Is scuba diving dangerous?
No, but like any sport activity, there are potential hazards, which is why you need proper training and certification before going into any kind of diving.
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