About the Program
The PADI ReActivate program 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.
This is great for those looking to refresh their skills before the summer diving season starts, before a trip, or when preparing for your next course.
Upon successful completion of the program, receive a new card that recognises your new “ReActivated” date.
The program is broken up into 2 stages, undertaken one after the other. Click through below to get more details on each of the stages.
Firstly you’ll be provided access to the PADI eLearning materials. The material will take you back to basics. Move quickly through topics you know well, and dive deeper on topics where your knowledge may have lapsed. The eLearning material covers things like equipment, dive planning and preparation, dive physiology, ascents and descents, boat diving, dive computers, interaction with aquatic life, buddy procedures, and post dive intervals and procedures. The PADI ReActivate theory is all digital, meaning you can do it from the comfort of your sofa on a computer or smart device.
Before moving on to the open water dive, your instructor will administer a quick review in person, to ensure you have fully understood the theory.
Typical time commitment: 2-3 hours
Open Water Dives
The PADI ReActivate program consists of a single open water dive.
Before getting in the water, your instructor will discuss your previous dive experience with you. You’ll then assemble your equipment and have the opporunity to ask your instructor for help if you are unsure of anything.
During the open water dive, you’ll practice the PADI Open Water Diver skills, such as mask removal and replacement, neutral buoyancy, and alternate air source use. You’ll also get the opporunity to practice any other skills you want to with your instructor. After successfully completing the skills, you can explore the dive site for the remainder of the dive, and use this time to get comfortable and build your confidence diving again.
Typical time commitment: ½ day
Previous dive experience and/or qualifications: You must be a certified PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver, or equivilent from another recognised diving agency.
Minimum age: 10 years old for confined water, 12 years old for the optional open water dive – Diving in Melbourne is one of the most rewarding places to dive, but the conditions can make it challenging for younger people. Therefore, we restrict our minimum age for diving in open water to 12 years.
Medical fitness: In order to take part in diving, you should be medically fit to dive. As part of your booking process, we will ask you to complete a medical form. If the form indicates that you must get a diving physician’s medical evaluation, we recommend getting this sorted in good time ahead of your program, and prior to finalising your booking. We won’t be able to take you diving if you do not obtain any required approvals, and your deposit may be forfeit. For a list of qualified diving physicians, visit the SPUMS website.
Our base price includes the learning and administrative costs of the program. There may be additional costs to consider depending on the program and your individual requirements, we will confirm these with you when you book onto the program. Find below our typical inclusions, and other costs that you may need to consider:
- In-water instruction:
- ½ day of open water diving,
1 open water dives
- Certification processing fee
Other Costs to Consider
- Equipment hire
- Pool hire/entry fees
- Boat tickets
- Air fills
Once you have received your eLearning access code, you can access the learning platform using a computer or a smart device. To access from you computer, log in to the PADI website.
PADI’s online programs are designed to work on the browsers listed below. For the best experience, make sure your browser is up-to-date.
If you plan to be somewhere without internet access, use the PADI Training app to download program content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections. 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 Apple® iOS and Android™ devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).
Extend your depth limits with the PADI Deep Diver course. You’ll learn how to dive safely to depths of up to 40m. Learn how to plan deep dives, manage your gas supply and how to identify and manage narcosis.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Fine tune your buoyancy and trim by taking the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty. You’ll learn how to adjust your equipment to change your centre of gravity and get you positioned better in the water for the most comfortable dive experience, as well as different techniques to adjust your buoyancy during a dive.
Ever wonder how some divers just seem to know where they’re going, and how they are always able to get back to the boat at the end of the dive? Take the PADI Underwater Navigator course to learn all the skills you need to be that diver that everybody wants to follow.