Plan on diving while in Barbados? Diving is a fun and thrilling sport but it does have some inherent risks. To minimize those risks and to make the experience more fun and stress-free, one must be comfortable and proficient performing the skills learned during certification training.
Like all skills, if they have not been practiced for a while they'll get rusty. On the bottom during that first dive after a year or so away from diving is not the place to realize just how much you have forgotten.
Dive emergencies often result from letting little difficulties, such as mask clearing and poor buoyancy control, become major problems. A thorough review session with the instructor will put you back in safe diving form.
A comprehensive review and confined water session with the instructor to guide you through performing essential skills and emergency procedures.
Sometimes divers who have been away from diving for several years feel that they should repeat the Open Water certification course. While this may be the best approach for some divers, many would be better served by taking a combined Refresher & Advanced Open Water course.
In addition to covering the basic skills & procedures learned in the Open Water course, the combined program teaches advanced skills, such as navigation & deep diving and includes five supervised training dives with the instructor.
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