For Qualified Divers
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba reminder? Refresher dive is the best choice! Get to know your diving skills before jumping into the water again. Book one or two dives and update your dive knowledge. During Refresher dives we focus on your diving skills and demands.
* online price for one dive with rental equipment
What to expect
Do you feel that your diving skills and your knowledge have become a bit rusty? Improve your diving and review basic scuba skills.
Our Refresher Dives make you familiar again to diving, so you really feel comfortable under water – and that in less than a day. An Instructor or Divemaster brings you back up to date and ensures that you are fit under water again. If a diver hasn’t dived for a minimum of 6 months, we recommend to take Refresher dives before joining a group for Fun Diving.
You go through the safe diving practices, problem management, equipment preparation, dive and boat planning, signals, local marine life, scuba skills and everything you don’t feel comfortable with.
When do we start?
Our dive consists of two diving trips (morning or afternoon) with one or two dives each. You can start with us either in the morning, at 8:15, or in the afternoon, at 13:15. Please contact us AT LEAST one day before, so that we are able to organize the groups and, mainly, you still get a place on one of our dive boats.
Arrival (8:15 | 13:15)
Upon your arrival at the base, you will be welcomed by one of our local and international Divemasters and Instructors. You fill out the necessary paperwork, medical statement and make your payment. We accept both card and cash.
Then you are sized up for your equipment, if you aren’t already carrying your own equipment. Together with your Divemaster you go through equipment preparation step by step. Once all the equipment is set up, checked and explained, you will have a comprehensive briefing during which you can brush up your diving knowledge.
This consists of important information about the dive sites, important local and special dive procedures, safety procedures, recall procedures, attractions of the dive site, marine life, dive profile, signs & signals, etc. You can also discuss which skill you would like to practice during the dive.
Departure (9:00 | 14:00)
Finally, we cast off! Once the equipment is loaded on the boats with the help of our staff, we take off to our dives sites, of which most can be reached within 10 minutes.
Once arrived to the dive site you will perform a buddy check with your Divemaster and you are ready to go for the dive. At the beginning you practise skills in shallow water. During the dive the Divemaster will make sure you feel comfortable.
Depending on the No-Decompression Limits, a dive is usually a maximum of 45 minutes.
The surface interval (depending on the planning of the Dive Computer and the dive profile) is usually covered by the drive to the next dive site. In the meantime, the equipment is prepared for the next dive. We will NOT go back to the dive centre between dives, unless absolutely necessary.
Return (11:00 | 16:00)
After your return to the diving school, we encourage you to talk about your underwater experience with tea and cookies. Our guides gives you feedback and advise you for your next dive trip, helps you to complete your logbook entries and identify different species that you witnessed during your dives.
Diving helps create a bond between people, all coming from different parts of the world, but all sharing the same love for the ocean, and we provide a platform for just that.
Frequently asked questions
Do I get any certificate after the Refresher dive?
No. Please note that Refresher dive(s) is only one or two dives constructed for your needs. First, you’ll discuss with your Divemaster or Instructor what you want to focus on more, practise or improve. After you feel comfortable with your knowledge and dive skills, you will enjoy nice dive to explore the underwater world of Sri Lanka.
If you wish to participate in PADI ReActivate Program, you need to purchase the PADI ReActivate eLearning where you can recall and apply what you know and want to refresh in an integrated manner.
What equipment is included in the price?
We provide BCD, regulator, fins, mask and shorty wetsuit. Tank and weights for all divers free of charge from our base.
What is the difference between Refresher dives and Private Coaching?
Haven’t dive lately and need to review your knowledge and skills before going back underwater? Then our Refresher Dive(s) are the best option. If you wish to have a private lesson so our PADI professional can focus only on your needs, then we recommend to participate in our Private Coaching.