PADI ReActivate™ is a scuba program for divers who have been inactive from diving or feel a little rusty with the basic scuba skills and knowledge.
The half day scuba diving refresher is a relaxed and inexpensive way to 'jump back in' after a period of inactivity and reconnect with the underwater world.
In a nutshell, it's a great way of reviewing and updating the dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course.
There are several ways PADI personalize scuba refreshers to individual divers. For example, you can:
There is no better way to prepare for your next PADI dive course or a diving vacation. Furthermore, completing the knowledge and the in-water skill refresher means you qualify for a replacement certification card (stamped and dated as 'ReActivated').
If a dive shop sees a recent ReActivate date on your certification card, they will know you have already refreshed your scuba skills and you are eager to jump back in the water.
Note: The course materials for the PADI ReActivate™ Scuba Program are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
No! PADI certifications do not have an expiry date. Hence, participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not a mandatory part of taking advanced scuba certifications.
In general, you can continue diving without any need to take a scuba refresher course with an instructor, by:
There are only a few prerequisites to refresh your scuba skills and dive theory knowledge and then restart your PADI certification:
Other sections in this site contain further advice and tips about popular topics (especially for beginners), including:
Note: The Private Scuba team is keen to conduct your reactivation and get you back into diving. You can also join our tours around coral reefs and sunken shipwrecks at the best dive sites in Thailand.