SUNDAY JULY 22, 2012
FREE Scuba Refresher Course
FREE Fitness to Dive Consultation
FREE Scuba Equipment Inspection
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.
Where: City of Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex click for map
When: Sunday July 22th, 2012 8:00am to 5:00pm
Participants will arrive at their selected "Group Time" at the City of Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. 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
Sunday, July 22, 2012:
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.
City of Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex
501 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
click for map
*This is a free event. However, we ask for a donation in any amount to go to the education and training for youth with financial need to learn how to snorkel or scuba dive. This event is a tremendous value, please consider a donation to Reef Ministries, Inc. Participants will need to pay for pool admission ($4) and parking. If you bring a buddy you can get 2 for 1 pool admission using the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau's Super Summer Savings 2 for 1 Coupon.
If you don't have your own equipment or if you would like to try out new equipment we've got you covered. There is complimentary use of demo scuba equipment generously provided by Aqua Lung. Tanks and weights will also be provided for those who don't have their own. 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 consider staying at the wonderful Bahia Mar Hotel and Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Special Reef Ministries Rate: $99 per night!
To make reservations call (954) 770-3483 and use PROMO CODE: REEF MINISTRIES REVIVE YOUR DIVE
Mask, snorkel and fins
Scuba diving equipment - properly functioning with alternate air source, submersible pressure guage and low pressure inflation on the BCD. (complimentary demo scuba equipment generously provided by Aqua Lung for those who need equipment or would like to try out new gear)
Medical Questionnaire completed and signed by a physician if neccessary (see below) Click to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire
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 City of Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex parking lot or at the public beach parking lot accross the street. There will be designated spaces right in front of the pool gate for equipment unloading. Feel free to unload your equipment first, then park. Parking is roughly $1 per hour.
Are there locker rooms and showers?
Yes. The City of Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex has restrooms, showers and locker storage for your convenience. It is best to bring a lock to store your personal belongings in a locker during the event.
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 that goes toward scholarships for youth with financial need to participate in snorkeling or scuba diving instruction.
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.
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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! 2012 please contact us.