Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The PADI ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive knowledge and review basic scuba skills. Whether you just need a few reminders or want a more comprehensive review, this program provides an engaging, prescriptive refresher of scuba principles and procedures.
The program has two components: 1) a knowledge review that includes interacting with ReActivate eLearning and 2) a dive skills refresher you complete with a PADI Professional. After successfully completing both components, a PADI Diver receives a replacement certification card showing a “ReActivated Thru” date. Divers initially certified through other training organizations (with proof of at least an entry-level certification) receive ReActivate Recognition Cards.
ReActivate eLearning has 20 main sections with scenarios that help you recall and apply what you know and want to refresh in an integrated manner. You’ll answer several questions and either move on to the next section, or review additional background information for more detail. It’s intuitive and interesting.
Examples of section topics include:
- dive preparation
- boat diving
- dive computers
- aquatic life
- handling problems
- diving health and fitness
To complete your knowledge refresher, you’ll be prompted to complete the ReActivate Quick Review. ReActivate eLearning also includes a dive skills review with video demonstrations along with RDP and enriched air diving reviews.
Prerequisites & Requirements
10 years or older
PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver certification or proof of entry-level diver certification from another training organization with four open water dives
Approximately 2-6 hours
You’ll need basic scuba equipment to participate in the confined water skills refresher. Your PADI Professional may also take you on an open water dive and will explain any additional gear you may need, such as wet suit or dry suit for the local dive conditions.
Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to learn more about the gear you will need to continue your dive adventures.