SDI Inactive Diver / Refresher Program
The SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an inactive diver. SDI encourages the use of this program for instructors, assistant instructors, and resorts or dive facilities that may have questions regarding the diving history of an individual. This program can also be used as a catalyst for continuing education programs.
Who is suitable for this course:
The certified diver who has been inactive for a period of time and wishes to review the scuba skills and academic information before starting to dive again
To participate in the SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Course, the individual must:
Have proof of an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification or equivalent from a recognized dive training organization.
What you can expect to learn:
Although one in-water training dive is required, the instructor or assistant instructor may use their discretion with reference to the skills needed to complete the dive.
SDI offers the following outline:
Lung over-expansion problems
Review of dive computer
Scuba system assembly
Don scuba system SDI Instructor Manual
Adequate entry for site conditions
Computer check, if used
Buoyancy control; hovering
Controlled ascent; computer assisted
Disassemble scuba system
Air sharing ascents
Underwater emergency scenarios
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:
The diving activities approximate those of training
The areas of activities approximate those of training
Environmental conditions approximate those of training
*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Diver minimum requirements:
Complete all open water requirements efficiently
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution