The Scuba Review program consists of two parts — a Knowledge Review and a Confined Water Skills Review. There is also an optional open water dive. The Knowledge Review segment covers the basic safety information divers learn during their entry-level training. Divers use the Scuba Tune-up guidebook to independently test their knowledge and/or under a PADI Member’s guidance complete the Open Water Diver course quizzes and exam. The Confined Water Skills Review allows participants to practice basic scuba skills. With guidance from a PADI Member, divers update and fine-tune their diving ability. A supervised open water dive (see Discover Local Diving) is an optional addi-tion to the program for certified divers. This dive offers an opportunity to obtain an environmental orientation to a local dive site from a PADI Member while gain-ing confidence and refreshing dive skills.

The PADI Scuba Review program fulfills many functions within the PADI System of diver education. Its primary pur-pose is to help certified divers update their dive knowledge and skills, especially after a period of diving inactivity. The Scuba Review program may be used to preassess PADI Scuba Divers and referred student divers who want to earn Open Water Diver certifications. It also can assist non-certified, but experienced, divers seeking certification. The program’s versatility and flexibility makes it useful as a diver acquisition and retention tool for PADI Members.

Prerequisite to participate in a Scuba Review program

An individual must have proof of diver certification or be enrolled in a scuba training program (includes enrollment in the Experienced Diver program). Noncertified divers must complete and sign the PADI Medical Statement, PADI Liability Release (Certificate of Understanding) and Assumption of Risk Agreement, and PADI Safe Diving Practices State-ment of Understanding before entering the water (parent or guardian signature required for participants younger than legal age). Certified divers must complete and sign the Certified Diver Experi-ence Programs Liability Release and Assumption of Risk form, and the PADI Medical Statement.

This are a few of the skills we will go through in this program

  1. Demonstrate proper assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly of scuba equipment.
  2. Perform the PADI predive safety check (BWRAF).
  3. Demonstrate a deep-water entry.
  4. Adjust the amount of weight worn to achieve neutral buoyancy at the surface of the water with BCD deflated
  5. Exchange snorkel for regulator and regulator for snorkel while at the surface without lifting the face from the water.
  6. Demonstrate a descent using the appropriate five-step method:
    • Signal buddy
    • Orientate yourself
    • Snorkel/regulator exchange
    • Note time
    • Deflate BCD/equalize
  7. Recover and clear a regulator while underwater.
  8. Completely remove, replace and clear the mask of water while underwater.
  9. Respond to air depletion by signaling out of air, then securing and breathing from an alternate air source supplied by another diver for at least 30 seconds in a stationary position while underwater.
  10. Breathe effectively from a free-flowing regulator for not less than 30 seconds.
  11. Independently establish neutral buoyancy underwater by pivot-ing on the fin tips or, when appropriate, another point of contact.
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