SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 20 & 21, 2013
FREE Scuba Refresher Course
FREE Fitness to Dive Consultation
FREE Scuba Equipment Inspection
FREE Boat Voluntary Safety Check
Each year numerous divers get injured or even die during the Florida Lobster Mini-Season and first weeks of the regular season. Medical conditions (mostly cardiac events), poor diving procedures and techniques, and equipment problems are often factors in these needless accidents. Divers understand the need for scuba refresher training, health screens and equipment servicing but are often reluctant to pursue them due to the high costs and time associated with doing them.
REVIVE YOUR DIVE! is a free one-day event where divers receive services to make them more prepared for diving activities. Specifically, divers will receive the following:
•FREE Scuba Refresher Course – Gives proper scuba refresher training.
•FREE Fitness to Dive Consultation – A diver consultation as it relates to fitness to dive.
•FREE Equipment Inspection – Inspect diving equipment and identify problems before open water diving.
•FREE Boat Voluntary Safety Check (VSC) – The USCG Aux will be on hand to provide cursory boat inspections.
Where: FLORIDA KEYS VISITOR CENTER click for map
When: Saturday & Sunday July 20 & 21, 2013 8:00am to 5:00pm
Participants will arrive at their selected “Group Time” at the Florida Keys Visitor Center. They will check-in themselves and their equipment at the registration table. Then, participants will proceed to the three event stations: Equipment Inspection, Fitness to Dive Consultation and Scuba Review. The Group duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
- Open Water Diver (or higher) certification from a national/international scuba training agency
- Completed Medical Questionnaire
- Actual certification card or official verification of certification printout from a national/international scuba training agency
Saturday/Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2013:
GROUP 1 8:00AM start time.
GROUP 2 9:00AM start time.
GROUP 3 10:00AM start time.
GROUP 4 11:00AM start time.
GROUP 5 12:00PM start time.
GROUP 6 1:00PM start time.
GROUP 7 2:00PM start time.
GROUP 8 3:00PM start time.
Florida Keys Visitor Center
106240 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 106.2)
Key Largo, FL 33037
click for map
*This is a free event. This event is a tremendous value, please consider a donation to Reef Ministries, Inc.
If you don’t have your own equipment or if you would like to try out new equipment we’ve got you covered. Participants must bring their own mask, fins, snorkel. Pool temperature is between 80-85 degrees, please bring appropiate exposure protection (wetsuit, lycra, rashguard, etc.) to be comfortable for over one hour in the water at these temperatures.
For our out of town guests, please contact the Florida Keys Visitor Center for a listing of numerous accommodations in the Keys.
Mask, snorkel and fins
Scuba diving equipment – properly functioning with alternate air source, submersible pressure guage and low pressure inflation on the BCD.
Medical Questionnaire completed and signed by a physician if neccessary (see below) Click to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire MANDATORY/NO EXCEPTIONS
Certification card(s) MANDATORY/NO EXCEPTIONS
Log book (if available)
Rash guard (lycra) or wetsuit (for those who chill easily)
Beverages and/or snacks
Padlock for lockers
Who can participate in Revive Your Dive!
Anyone with an Open Water Diver certification or higher may participate in the Revive Your Dive! event. You must provide proof of certification at both the online reservation and the on-site registration. If you have lost your c-card, you must obtain one or verification of certification PRIOR to the event. You may contact your certification agency or your certifying instructor to assist you in this process. Agencies include PADI, NAUI, YMCA, SSI, SDI, IDEA, PDIC, just to name a few.
What if is has been a really long time since I went scuba diving?
Then this event is perfect for you! If the Revive Your Dive! instructors think that you need additional training, they will recomend that to you. Most Open Water Diver scuba certifications do not expire, so this event is a great way to safely and under proper supervision get wet again and refresh your skills.
I can’t find my certification card, how can I still participate?
You must provide proof of certification at both the online reservation and the on-site registration. If you have lost your c-card, prior to the event you must obtain a new card or a certificate verifying certification from a recognization national or international scuba training agency. You may contact your certification agency or your certifying instructor to assist you in this process. Agencies include PADI, NAUI, YMCA, SSI, SDI, IDEA, PDIC, just to name a few.
What equipment may I bring for the equipment inspection?
You may bring in your own personal scuba equipment for inspection. We ask that only one piece of equipment per kit be inspected (i.e. one B.C., one regulator, one cylinder, etc.) If your equipment is inspected and deemed appropriate to dive, then you may use it in the pool for the Scuba Review. All personal equipment will be inventoried upon entrance and exit. No spearguns nor rebreathers please.
I have answered a YES on my Medical Questionnaire, do I really need a physicians signature?
Yes. If you answer “Yes” to any question on the PADI Medical History Questionnaire you must get a physician’s signature for your approval to dive. Without a physician’s signature, you will not be able to participate in the Scuba Review portion of event. It is imperative that you are accurate on your PADI Medical History Questionnaire.
What about parking?
Simply park in the Florida Keys Visitor Center parking lot.
Is Reef Ministries a 501(c)(3)?
Yes, Reef Ministries, Inc., a Florida not for profit corporation, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Reef Ministries, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, education and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although this event is free, we ask participants to please consider making a donation to Reef Ministries.
To register just click on the RESERVE NOW! link below, fill out the registration information, and select the time block you are interested attending. You may add your donation amount at the time of online registration or wait until after the event. Have your scuba certification card handy when registering. Each person must register themselves only and not others. Registration is limited for each Group session, so please reserve early. There will be a waiting list as Group sessions fill up.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
This event will save lives and encourage lives.
If you would like to be a volunteer or a sponsor for REVIVE YOUR DIVE! 2013 please contact us.