About the Course

ReActivate is the engaging, efficient way to refresh your scuba skills. Move quickly through topics you know well, dive deeper on topics where your knowledge may have lapsed.

Schedule optional inwater practice with a dive professional and receive a new card that recognizes your new "ReActivated" date.

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Refresh your skills before a trip
  • Prepare for your next course
  • Get an updated certification card
Learn How to
  • Assemble a scuba unit
  • Handle common problems
  • Perform basic skills with ease

Why ReActivate?

Your PADI certification never expires; but if you haven't been diving in a while, it's better to be over-prepared than risk a problem because you forget something important. Dive shops also appreciate seeing a recent ReActivated date on your certification card.

More Info

 
Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

 
Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum age: 10

Course prerequisites: Scuba Diver certification or proof of an entry-level certification with four training dives, such as Open Water Diver.

 
Choosing a Dive Shop

ReActivate your scuba skills locally or while travelling.

Choose a dive shop close to home to:

  • Support your local diving community
  • Meet dive buddies in your local area
  • Learn about your local ecosystem

Choose a dive shop away from home if you:

  • Plan to travel to a dive destination on holiday
  • Like to meet new people when travelling
  • Have the time to complete your course while on vacation
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a Dive Shop

ReActivate your scuba skills locally or while travelling.

Choose a dive shop close to home to:

  • Support your local diving community
  • Meet dive buddies in your local area
  • Learn about your local ecosystem

Choose a dive shop away from home if you:

  • Plan to travel to a dive destination on holiday
  • Like to meet new people when travelling
  • Have the time to complete your course while on vacation
 
Other Costs & Equipment

When you purchase ReActivate eLearning from our website, the price only includes the online study course. If you choose to complete inwater skill practice with a PADI Instructor, there will be an additional cost.

The cost for inwater training depends on class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent equipment. Contact a PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information and pricing.

 
Time Commitment

PADI eLearning: 2-3 hours

Entire course: 2-6 hours

 
Available Languages

English, Korean, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, French.

For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.

 
System Requirements

PADI's online courses are designed to work on the browsers listed below. For the best experience, make sure your browser is up-to-date.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections with a total file size of approximately 866 MB. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.

The PADI Training app is available for Android™ and Apple® iOS devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).

 
After this course

Once you've refreshed your skills, you may want to keep improving and expanding your dive knowledge. 

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