SCUBA Diver Refresher

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SCUBA Diver Refresher

Course Description

If it’s been a bit since you’ve taken a dip, tune up your skills with this course meant for certified divers who’ve not been in the water for 6-12 months, or who’ve not participated in a Georgia Tech scuba class. You’ll take get reviews of diving equipment, physiology, and planning with tables, plus a pool practice session.

The Georgia Tech SCUBA program is managed exclusively by the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). Additional information and registration can found found by visiting the CRC website.

Course Content


  • Diving science review
  • Dive planning review
  • How to use dive tables review


  • Equipment assembly review
  • 24-step skills review
  • How to manage equipment
  • How to manage emergencies
  • Equipment disassembly review
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

All registered students for this course and any other associated participants must have a Georgia Tech Buzzcard to access the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). If you have a current Buzzcard, the CRC will activate it for access during the course. Anyone who doesn't have a Buzzcard can purchase one at the CRC front desk for $10.

This course requires a SCUBA Medical Statement that must be completed and emailed to the course administrator prior to arrival.



  • Completed SCUBA Medical Statement emailed to the course administrator prior to arriving for the course
  • A signed release from a physician if any of the items in the SCUBA Medical Statement are noted with a positive (YES) response. A "yes" response does not necessarily disqualify a candidate from diving but instead acknowledges that there is a pre-existing condition that may or may not effect safe scuba participation
  • Certified Diver (age 16 and up) or successful completion of REC 1100P - Scuba Diver 1: Introduction to Open Water Diving


  • PADI Open Water Manual with Dive Tables (imperial version)

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for certified divers who have not been diving in the past 6-12 months. This is not meant to be a certification class.

What You Will Learn

  • Equipment operation
  • Dive planning
  • Diving science and environment
  • Emergency skills

How You Will Benefit

  • Get wet in a pool practice session before going diving again.
  • Brush up on your knowledge of diving equipment.
  • Review your skills of dive planning with tables.
  • Analyze your physiology as it relates to diving.
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