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Refresher Course

Regain your confidence if you haven’t dived for your while with a a refresher course (2 dives included)!

Refresher Course

About the Course

from $95

Haven’t been diving in a while and are you unsure about your scuba diving skills? Diving Adelaide’s Refresher Course is the course for you!

Even if you’re still confident about your skills it’s sometimes recommended to take a refresher course. For example if you haven’t been diving in the last year and are going on a trip where you plan to do some diving it would be beneficial to take this course. Some dive centres require logged dives as proof that you have been diving in the last 6 or 12 months, depending on the dives you will doing on your trip. If you haven’t dived for a while, they’ll have you do a refresher on location to make sure your skills are up to date.

If you’re planning on doing some diving while travelling it’s always recommended to check with the local dive centre what their requirements are for joining them on their dives. However, we recommend doing your refresher dives here in Adelaide before the start of your trip, so you can spend more time fun diving on your holiday!

Interested in booking your Refresher Course?

Send us an e-mail with your preferred date(s) and we will get back to you shortly!

2-Dive Refresher Noarlunga

Diving Adelaide pricing works on a progressive system! Sign up with one or more friends for your Refresher Course and you’ll each receive big discounts for every friend that you sign up with! Not only will this make the course more fun, it also ensures that you are getting the best value for money!

The course pricing structure is as follows:

  • $199 Standard Course Price
  • $129 Bring 1 friend – Save $70 per person
  • $109 Bring 2 friends – Save $90 per person
  • $95 Bring 3 friends – Save $104 per person

2-Dive Refresher Rapid Bay

The course pricing structure is as follows:

  • $289 Standard Course Price
  • $149 Bring 1 friend – Save $140 per person
  • $125 Bring 2 friends – Save $164 per person
  • $99 Bring 3 friends – Save $190 per person

Standard Course Schedule

We run refresher courses very day of the week! Simply send us an email with your preferred date and we will book you in right away (subject to instructor availability).

Full Day9:00AM-5:00PM2 Dive Refresher

Your refresher starts at the dive centre where you will fit your dive gear and meet your friendly & professional PADI Instructor or Divemaster. You will discuss your past scuba diving experience and talk about the skills you will be practising during your refresher. This way you know exactly what to expect! After the gear fitting you will drive to the dive site and do 2 dives. Our instructor will explain all details regarding the skills before you enter the water, and show them to you as well before asking you to perform them. After the skills section, it’s time for a fun dive where you will explore the local marine life! Once the dives are finished you will log your dives together with your instructor.

Things to bring:

  • Certification Card

  • Swimmers, Towel, Water & Sunscreen

Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to share your diving experiences with someone close to you or give the gift of endless adventures? You can now easily give the gift of diving with a Gift Voucher!

You can collect a physical gift voucher from the store or simply purchase one through our online store from the comfort of your home.

The online gift voucher will be delivered via email and can be redeemed online.

Online Gift Vouchers

The Refresher Course is for certified divers only – a minimum of PADI Open Water Diver certification is required.

Have you completed your Open Water Diver certification with a different agency? PADI recognise most other training agencies, such as SSI or RAID, so you can simply cross over to the PADI system by booking onto this course. If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We have dived with the youngest kids all the way up to 70 year olds, so don’t think you need to be superfit to participate in the course!

There are no waterman skills (swims or floats) to complete before the course, but you have to be comfortbale in the water of course and be able to carry the equipment (including a tank and weights).

All participants need to fill out a dive medical questionnaire before the course. Simply follow the steps on the form to determine whether you will need clearance to start your Refresher Course. We recommend SPUMS Diving Dr Anne Sampson from Hallett Cove for dive medical (Mobile: 0418 803 250).

We run many of our Refresher Courses privately (just you and the Instructor or Divemaster for the day), so the minimum number for this course is just one.

The minimum age to do this course with us is 12 years old.

Whether you’re sick, got COVID19, need to isolate, haven’t completed the PADI eLearning in time or can’t make the proposed course dates anymore, you can reschedule at any time before or during the course for any reason.

A rescheduling fee  of $99 will apply. As soon as a course spot is booked, we reserve a company van and book in an instructor for you for the day. The rescheduling fee will be used to cover these costs.

The main thing to remember is that we are going to get wet anyway, so if it rains a little that is totally fine (you will be nice and warm in your thick wetsuit).

However, we are of course dependent on the weather, with the wind and swell being the main factors that determine whether we can go diving safely. If the weather forecast predicts large swells or high winds, we may have to transfer the course to a different weekend. We always keep an eye on the weather forecast and will notify you beforehand if we expect this to be the case!

The refresher course takes a full day. We start the day at 9AM and if we run the dives at Port Noarlunga, we usually return to the dive centre between 2 and 3PM. If we run the dives at Rapid Bay, we usually return between 4 and 5PM.

There is no certification for the refresher. Instead your instructor or divemaster for the day will sign your logbook to show that you have succesfully completed the Refresher Course with 2 dives.

Your log will serve as proof to show that you have recent dive experience and that you have completed a refresher for any dive adventures you have planned within the next months.

All dive gear will be provided by Diving Adelaide for the duration of the course, including mask, snorkel and fins!

However, to guarantee a perfect fit and the most enjoyable experience, we recommend coming in store to have a look at our masks, as the mask is the most important piece of equipment!

Once you have succesfully completed the Refresher Course, you will be ready to go for your next diving adventure or for picking up the hobby again after a hiatus! 

You will be added to the Diving Adelaide newsletter, where we announce our (free) social shore dives for ex-students, as well as our weekends away, interstate and international dive trips and so much more!

You can join any of the dive clubs in Adelaide as well. Many dive clubs run boat dives for just $25 for a single dive or $35 for 2 dives!

Keen to take the next step?
If you’ve caught the diving bug again, we highly recommend signing up for your next course, such as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course or the PADI Rescue Diver Course!

Booking Terms & Conditions

No shows, cancellations and transfers

  1. If you cancel your course on or within 7 days of the start date of the course, no refund will be given.
  2. If you cancel your course 7+ days before the start date, a cancellation fee of $99 will apply.
  3. If you fail to attend your course without notification, no refund will be given.
  4. You may reschedule your course before the course starts at any time and for any reason (including sickness, not completing eLearning in time and  COVID-19 related issues such as isolation). A $99 rescheduling fee will apply.
  5. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions on the dive medical questionnaire, clearance to dive by a SPUMS dive doctor will have to be provided at the start of the course (stating you are fit to dive unconditionally). Failure to do so will result in a $99 rescheduling fee.
  6. You may transfer the course to someone else at no charge before the start of the course. 
  7. All instructions are provided in English only. You are required to be proficient in English. Other students cannot translate on behalf of your instructor (no translation services can be used).
  8. If you fail to complete the course during the scheduled times, a $99 rescheduling fee will be payable to complete the course at a later date.
  9. Failure to adhere to all of the pre-course requirements found on the course overview page (including completion of any online training) will result in cancellation of the course. No refund will be given and rebooking will be at full cost.
  10. Courses must be completed within 90 days of the original start date.
  11. Under 18’s must have a parental waiver signed by parent/guardian on or before the start day of the course.
  12. All fees are per person.
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