How long has it been since you were last in the water? Six months? A year? More than this? Unfortunately, diving is not one of those things that “just comes back to you, like riding a bike.”

Dive vacations cost money. Do you really want to gamble the cost of accommodations, air fare and diving (not to mention your safety and enjoyment) against your ability to remember and do everything you should?

You don’t have to. You can buy cheap insurance in the form of a few hours of refresher training. Here is how it works:

  • You start by going through a small package of self-study materials to review basic concepts.
  • You then meet with an instructor to go over the homework assignment.
  • Following this, you jump in the pool for a hour or two to review fundamental skills with your instructor.

When you are done, you’ll be safer and more confident.


But what if it has been more than just a few months? If it has been more than a year since you have been diving, you may want to consider these alternatives to a regular refresher course:

  • If it has been more than five years (but less than ten) since you last got in the water, take just the classroom/pool portion of a regular beginning scuba course.
  • If it has been more than ten years since you last went diving, consider taking the entire beginning scuba course again. (You will be amazed at how much you have forgotten, and how much has changed.)

Everyone’s circumstances are different, so don’t be afraid to ask for advice on which path you should take.



Who Can Participate? This program is open to anyone who:

  • Holds a scuba certification from a major, recognized training agency.
  • Is able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.



What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • One classroom session.
  • One pool or open water session.

Where and When?


Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place anytime the store is open. Upon completion of the self-study materials, just call the shop to schedule your class.
  • Pool or open water sessions take place any time there is a pool or open water scheduled for other classes.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The fee is $88 per person and includes:

  • Study materials.
  • Tanks.
  • Weights.

Students are responsible for supplying:

  • Scuba Equipment.

What Equipment?

What Gear?

What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Dive tables and slate.

All of these items are available for purchase or rental at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll


Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.