How often do you have to dive to stay certified?

Do dive certifications expire?

No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life. If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time, however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate class.

How often should you scuba dive?

Once a year is not enough

Once-a-year divers will often spend the first two days of a five-day dive package reestablishing comfort in the water. As a rule of thumb, the fewer dives someone has, the more important it is to dive regularly. You’ll need dozens — if not more — dives to establish muscle memory.

Can you scuba dive without being certified?

It’s not illegal to dive without certification and if you’re not certified there are no scuba police to put you in prison. But it’s dangerous to dive without certification and you’ll not be able to dive with any reputable dive centre or dive club without first getting certified to scuba dive.

How long does PADI Licence last?

While PADI certification doesn’t actually expire, if you haven’t been diving in the last 12 months (or don’t remember how long it’s been!), it’s highly recommended that you re-certify via the PADI ReActivate program.

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Is SSI certification good for life?

Scuba Certifications with both PADI and SSI never expire. That said, if it’s been a while since your last dive, it’s always worth mentioning it to your Dive Master to they can do a quick refresher with you and make sure you are feeling confident before your first dive.

What is the most important rule of scuba diving?

If you remember one rule of scuba diving, make it this: Breathe continuously and never hold your breath. During open water certification, a scuba diver is taught that the most important rule in scuba diving is to breathe continuously and to avoid holding his breath underwater.

When should you not scuba dive?

If you’re generally fit and healthy, there should be no problem. You will be required to sign a medical statement before learning to dive. If you’re already certified to dive, avoid diving if you’re not feeling one hundred percent. In particular, don’t dive if you’ve got a head cold or a hangover.

How deep do beginner scuba divers go?

How deep do you go? With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet.

How long can you scuba dive at 60 feet?

The NDL or No-Stop time for 60 feet / 18 meters is 56 minutes according to the Recreational Dive Planner table.

How expensive is scuba diving as a hobby?

Yes, scuba diving is an expensive hobby. You can expect to spend roughly $300 to receive your diving certification, anywhere from $200 – $2,000 on scuba diving gear, and anywhere between $75 – $150 per dive. Renting your gear instead of buying can let you scuba dive on a budget.

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