Project Description

We are Boston’s premiere diving education center for Scuba Refresher Classes (scuba skills update) and other scuba lessons in Massachusetts and New England!

About The Course:

Most dive destinations will require a refresher course be done for any diver who hasn’t been on scuba for a year or more. We offer a refresher program so you can get the bugs worked out before your vacation. This program will help any certified diver get their confidence back by reviewing skills taught in basic open water classes as well as refining buoyancy control. Anything in particular you might want to work on or think needs practice will be addressed as well. You will work directly with an instructor who will make sure you are completely comfortable in the water. All gear can be provided for no additional charge.


  • 12 Years or older
  • Clear medical history or MD sign-off if necessary
  • Be at least open water certified.
  • Present certification card and log book at the session.

What’s Included:

  • One 60 minute session in the pool.
  • Use of all required gear (Except bathing suit and towel) – Contacts recommended for those needing vision correction.
  • Internationally trained / certified instructor.
  • Refresh of selected and requested skills.
  • Instructor sign-off on logbook.
  • Free second play session to practice the skills covered.

Sign up:


The refresher course consists of one Pool session with an instructor and one open play pool session. They can be scheduled together or separately depending on you schedule. We have pool times available Wednesday nights from 7:45-9:30 and Sunday nights from 5:45-7:30 or 7:45-9:30.

To find out more about the online signup process click around the tabs to find out more. Remember, if you get stumped or if you have questions that aren’t answered by the website you can always call (617) 277-2216 or shoot us an email at and we’ll do our best to help!

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Before Class

Note- All the paper work you’ll need, along with a what to do before class checklist is located at the bottom of this tab.

Pre-class intro and SSI Folder

Before you can start class you’ll need to fill out some paperwork. Most of this can be done ahead of time, but some of it will have to be done in the shop. The only piece that MUST be completed at the shop is a folder provided by SSI. You will need to fill this particular folder out in the shop as we keep it for our records. You can do this before class – just remember to show up 30 minutes early if you haven’t filled it out yet!


There are a couple of forms that can be done ahead of time. Most important is the medical. Go through the medical now and check to see if you need to answer “YES” to any of the questions. If so no big deal – you’ll just need to get a doctors sign off before we can let you in the pool. The doctors note is in the same file as the medical – Just scroll down to the next page. Remember IF you answer “YES” to anything in the medical it is COMPULSORY to get a doctors note BEFORE getting in the pool.

Online form

The Next form the you’ll need to fill out can be found online and is strictly for our use – so we can get you signed up for the online training correctly. This page is at the bottom with the rest of the paper work, but is password protected. After paying online you will be emailed a receipt – within that same email we have included a password so you can unlock the form and signup.

Online Training

After completing the form you will get an email signing you up for online training. The online training needs to be completed BEFORE coming to class. If you don’t receive an email within 36 hours call the shop, and we’ll make sure to unlock the training for you.



What to do before class


Refresher courses run most Sunday’s and Wednesdays. It’s a pool only session Check out the schedule below to make sure we’re running it on the days your available.


The Class will take place at the Shop in Brookline (213 Boylston Street) and the open water session will be dependent on weather. A couple of the popular ones can be found in the directions page.

Private Courses

Interested in a private? We got you covered!

Private Pricing:

1 person: $225 total- $200 per person 3 People: $495 total – $165 per person
2 People: $340 total – $195 per person4 People: $500 total – $125 per person


Much of the process is the same as normal classes, you’ll pay in advance and fill out much of the same paperwork. We have made a slightly modified form which you can find below. You’ll be emailed the password for this form as soon as you purchase the class!

You’ll be doing all of your scheduling through Kim. She will be in contact as soon as you sign up for class to help schedule a session. If you have any questions before signing up feel free to send kim an email directly at


The refresher course is a pool only course. We offer the use of our equipment at no additional cost. This can include a Buoyancy compensator, regulator and Scuba tank. We do not offer the use of mask fins and snorkel – you MUST provide your own. During the Pre-class form you will fill out what gear you need – either a combination of BC, Reg and tank OR you can opt to take your own gear.