Review, Refresh & Update Your Skills and Knowledge

Our Scuba Skills Update provides the perfect opportunity to review and practice important skills you learned in your Open Water Diver program, while under the guidance of an A-1 diving professional.

Included in your registration fee is the online digital manual and recognition card.  Though not required, it’s a great way to refresh your diving knowledge each time you take a diving vacation to the islands.  And the cool part is that it will be updated for life!  Upon completion of your class, you will be issued a digital SSI Scuba Skills Update recognition card.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Your current diving certification does not expire! 

Scuba Review

Prerequisites and Forms

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  1. Show proof of certification from a recognized training agency
    VERY IMPORTANT: Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program without showing your A-1 Professional proof of certification and presenting the following (completed and signed) documents
  2. Provide a (completed) copy of the following forms to your A-1 professional before the dive
    Required Course Documents
    Scuba Skills Update Completion Record
    Aquarium Scuba Diving Waiver only necessary for those completing their dive at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

The RSTC Diver Medical/Participant Questionnaire Form is extremely important.

  • If you answer YES to questions 3, 5, or 10 on page 1 of the Diver Medical form or to ANY of the questions on page 2, you will need to sign and date the Participant’s Signature on page 1 AND take all three pages of the Participant Questionnaire and Physician’s Evaluation Form to your physician for a medical evaluation. Your physician must approve, date, and sign the form to include an MD or DO with their signature.  We are not permitted to accept the signature of a PA or Nurse Practitioner. 
  • There are two questions related to COVID-19 – If you answer them with a YES, “A PHYSICIAN’S MEDICAL EVALUATION IS REQUIRED.”  You must make sure the physician signing the form checks the “Approval” box on page three of the form and adds their medical credential MD or DO after their name. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Unfortunately, we’ll not be able to begin the water session until all of the documents have been completed, collected and reviewed for accuracy.

Transfer/Cancellation Policy

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  • Should you cancel or transfer FOR ANY REASON less than 48 hours before the starting date of the course, all fees will be forfeited
  • Should you cancel or transfer less than seven days but more than 48 hours before the starting date of the class, there will be a $50 transfer/cancellation fee

Inclusions and Exclusions

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Included at A-1 Pool Location

  • Skills review in the A-1 pool
  • Use of all equipment
  • Approximately 1 – 2 hours of instruction by an A-1 Professional
  • SSI Scuba Skills Update digital manual and recognition card

Not Included at A-1 Pool Location

  • Swimsuit, towel and personal hygiene items
  • Logbook (recommend using digital log)

Included at Aquarium Location

  • Skills review at the Denver Downtown Aquarium, in the Under the Sea Exhibit
  • Use of all equipment, including exposure suit
  • Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of instruction
    Note: Due to concerns about exhibit contamination and animal safety, you may only use your   own mask and fins. All other equipment will be provided
  • (1) day pass (that day) to the aquarium. Simply pick up your wristband at the Member Services window, located inside the main entrance
  • SSI Scuba Skills Update digital manual and recognition card

Not Included at Aquarium Location

  • Swimsuit, towel, and personal hygiene items Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops) to wear on the wet deck.  Sorry, no bare feet allowed
  • Logbook (recommend digital logbook)


During the in-water session our A-1 professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice general dive skills such as equalization, mask clearing, buoyancy control, weight system adjustment, using an alternate air source and more.  You’ll have plenty of time to practice additional skills or simply relax and enjoy blowing bubbles.  By the time you finish in the water you will have regained the confidence and self-assurance for your upcoming adventure.

You have two great locations from which to choose……

A-1’s Indoor Pool or the Denver Downtown Aquarium

Scuba Skills Update Options

This program is for people who have not been diving for three years or LESS
This is for people who need flexible scheduling or have not been diving for more than three years
To schedule this program please call our education department.
When it must be completed in 72 hours or less
To schedule this program please call our education department.
This program is conducted as a private review at the Downtown Aquarium
To schedule this program please call our education department.
Digital Online Materials
  • Scuba Skills Update Course digital online manual
  • Free updates for life
  • Free digital online Snorkel Diver manual
  • Free digital online Try Freediving manual
  • Free digital online Try Scuba manual
  • Free digital Blue Oceans program

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.