SCUBA DIVING LESSONS NORTHERN VIRGINIA – KEEPING CURRENT
When you were first certified as a Scuba Diver you received your Certification Card showing that you were indeed a Certified Scuba Diver! If you look at your Scuba Certification Card you will notice that it has a date of issue but no expiration date. That is because it is up to you as a Scuba Diver to keep your diving skills current. It is expected that you will go Scuba Diving on a regular bases and thus keep your scuba diving skills current. What happens if for one reason or another you do not go Scuba diving for a while?
Scuba Diving Courses Northern Virginia – Scuba Review Course or Scuba Refresher Course
If you have not been scuba diving it is a very good idea to retrain in some manner. If you have not dived in several months or even a year or two there is a course designed to solve that very problem. It is the PADI Scuba Review Course. At Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy in Alexandria Northern Virginia we offer the PADI Scuba Review Course every month year round. This course consists of one night of classroom and one morning of confined water or pool. During the Scuba Review Course at Aquatic Adventures we focus on reviewing what we had learned previously with an emphasis on those skills that you are likely to use on your upcoming Scuba Diving Trip or Scuba Vacation.
Some of the Scuba Diving Skills that we cover are Scuba Equipment assembly and dis-assembly, water entries and exits while on scuba, basic mask skills, a fair amount of emphasis on buoyancy skills, and a chance to swim around on scuba and just get comfortable. The classroom skills that we cover are changes in Scuba Diving since you last went scuba diving, a dive table review, current flying and diving rules, and reminders on the more important aspects of scuba diving safety.
How do I show that my Scuba Diving Certification Skills are up to date?
One of the things that you purchase when you first learn to scuba dive No Va or any place else for that matter is a Scuba Diving Log Book. Your scuba diving log book is your scuba diving record. You should make an entry in your log book every time you go scuba diving. This not only shows how current your skills are but you will also record some important pieces of information like how much weight you use, what thickness weight suit you wore as well as interesting facts like what you saw and what you learned on that dive.
When you go on a scuba diving vacation the dive center at the resort may ask to see your scuba diving log book. When ever you take a continuing education scuba course or a scuba review course the Scuba Instructor or Divemaster will make an entry in your Scuba Diving Log Book as proof of what you have accomplished.
If you decide to become a Professional Scuba Diver like a PADI Scuba Instructor or a PADI Divemaster you will need to have a certain number of logged scuba dives to attest to your experience and your Scuba Diving Log Book will be needed for that as well.
The best way to keep current as a Scuba Diver is to simply go diving. At Aquatic Adventures we offer Dive Trips to exotic diving destinations like the Caribbean throughout the year. In the summer, we offer trips to Morehead City, N.C. to go wreck diving. If you go on one or two of these trips a year you Scuba Diving Skills will always be up to date and you will be amazed at how good a scuba diver you become. If it has been away take the PADI Scuba Review Course, and then join us for that next great Aquatic Adventure.