Reactivate your diving

PADI ReActivate - the skills refresher

PADI ReActivate

Do you feel like you need a refresher?  Are your scuba skills and knowledge a bit rusty? Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? 

This Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

Tank and BCD poolside

The Fun Part

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

What You Learn

You will go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training.  Then you'll practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area. You will review:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Problem management
  • Breathing air at depth
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning

After you complete the knowledge assessment, you go through the Confined Water Skills Preview. You review information about each skill, why it’s important, points to remember when performing the skill and a short video clip. Completing this section just before practicing is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.

The Scuba Review course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives
  • Are a PADI Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver
  • Just haven’t been diving in a while and want to get familiar again

What You Need

GEAR:  As with all certification classes, you'll must bring your own mask, snorkel, fins, booties and weight belt.  The remaining gear you may rent for this refresher or use your own.

MATERIALS:  Quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals with PADI’s Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook. Begin by answering a few questions related to dive safety, problem management and dive planning. For example:

  • What are the five steps in a pre-dive safety check?
  • What is the maximum depth limit for all recreational diving?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of decompression sickness?
  • At 40ft (12m) a diver runs out of air. Her buddy is more than 60ft away, what should she do?

Correct answers will allow you to complete the book quickly. For incorrect answers, you’ll read a brief explanation to help you understand the concept. 

PREREQUISITES:  For the Scuba Review, you must:

  • Have a scuba diver certification or be enrolled in a scuba certification course
  • Be at least 12 years old



For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with our Team.


What's Next


Now that you've reactivated your certification, why not schedule a dive trip?  Of course you can pick up your training too with a new specialty or level.