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PADI Refresher ReActivate Course - IN-WATER DIVE ONLY



The PADI Refresher ReActivate Course is just the refresher you need if it has been a while since you've been scuba diving and you feel your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty. The PADI Refresher ReActivate Course Course reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

The Refresher ReActivate Course helps you tune up and reactivate your diving skills without having to repeat an entire certification course. It's for divers of all levels, designed to review and enhance what you've already learnt in a fun, relaxed, self-paced format.


PLEASE NOTE: This is the in-water component only and does not include the eLearning component that needs to be completed to be certified as a ReActivated diver. Please only choose this if you have already purchased and compelted the eLearning through us or aother PADI store.

Perhaps you've only ever dived in warm water tropical locations and need to get used to what's required to adjust to diving in the colder temperate waters here in Melbourne, Victoria. This Scuba Review Course is just right for that.


The PADI Refresher ReActivate includes a supervised confined water area (normally a local pier) session.


After completing the Refresher ReActivate Course, you'll receive a recognition decal for your certification card to show dive centres, resorts and dive boats that you've updated your skills.

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.

You'll be doing an open water dive in the pristine waters of Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.

What You Learn

You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a confined water area. You review:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Problem management
  • Breathing air at depth
  • Recreational diving basic knowledge
  • Recreational diving 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, plus points to remember when performing the skill. Completing this section just before practising is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.

The PADI Refresher ReActivate course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Are an Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives.
  • Are a Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver.
  • Just haven't scuba dived in a while and want to get acclimatised again.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear — BCD, Cylinder, Regulator, SPG, Dive Computer, Weight Belt and Wetsuit/Drysuit. You should bring your wetsuit, BCD, regs, weight belt and cylinder if you have them. If not, you can hire this dive gear from us.

Personal Dive Gear: You will need to bring your own Boots, Gloves and Hood if you need them. These are considered to be personal items and are not available for hire.

If you don't have the required gear, check with The Scuba Doctor dive shop about Scuba Equipment Rental and packages offered with this course.

The Learning Materials Used

You will quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals with a Refresher ReActivate Manual via eLearning online. 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 12 metres (40 feet) a diver runs out of air. Her buddy is more than 18 metres (60 feet) away. What should she do?

PADI Refresher ReActivate Course Prerequisites

To take the PADI Refresher ReActivate Course, you must:

  • Have a scuba diver certification, or be enrolled in a scuba certification course.
  • Be able to hand in a valid Medical Declaration, or a current Dive Medical certificate.
  • Be at least 10 years old.
  • Be certified as a Scuba Diver, or above.

Medical Declaration

Before starting the course you are required to fill in and sign a Medical Statement to say you are fit to dive, do not regularly take prescription or non-prescription medication and that you do not suffer from any conditions such as asthma, diabetes etc. If you answer 'YES' to any question on the statement, are in any doubt, or feel that you may have a condition that requires approval from a doctor first, please see a qualified SPUMS physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard AS4005-1. (Overseas dive medicals are generally not accepted unless they are equal or better than the AS4005.1 standard.) See Diving Medical for more details.

PADI Refresher ReActivate Course Bookings

The price for your Scuba Review Course at The Scuba Doctor dive shop is just $295 (plus the price of any dive gear hired or purchased).

To pay your non-refundable deposit to book for the course, please add this item to your shopping cart and then complete the payment process, proving full contact details. Please let us know of at least three preferred dates for when you'd like to do the course in the comments section on checkout. Also, let us know if you'll need to hire any dive gear.

Next Steps

Upon receiving deposit payment we will contact you to confirm a date for your course. Then we will Send you the online eLearning details for this course.

(12/22 HS)

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