PADI ReActivate Course

ReActivate Your Scuba Diving Certification

The PADI Reactivate Course is a great way to bring you back into the skill threshold and refinement of the foundational skills we often lose during periods of inactivity.

If You Haven’t been scuba diving lately You will need a PADI ReActivate Course to “ReActivate” your certification which goes into “inactive status” after a period of inactivity.

PADI Reactivate is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional.

Reactivate is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next  Scuba Diving Course or get ready for that well deserved scuba diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it, so you can dive without hassle as a safer, more aware diver.

Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in and don’t have to waste a day in a pool or shallow water re-qualifying yourself…and with us you’re going to even learn some new techniques and information.

If you want to learn more about diving in a new area or in different dive conditions, also ask about completing a Discover Local Diving experience to one of our awesome local dive sites.

ReActivate is a new PADI program, so feel free to sign up for Scuba Tuneup with us Online on eLearning.

What will you learn?

That will depend on how long you’ve been out of the water for or if you’ve been trained by Dan’s Dive shop previously or not.

Don't be like this diver who is destroying the reef. If you don't use your skills you will lose them. ReActivate today
Don’t be like this diver who is destroying the reef. If you don’t use your skills you will lose them. ReActivate today

Because we offer the most progressive dive training in the country, you’ll learn a lot of techniques that aren’t taught anywhere else, but that help enhance the diving experience, making diving safer through more awareness, more structure, more organization using Sequencing, Air, Depth and Duration or SADD checks, Bubble Checks, Safety Drills, a more progressive equipment configuration focusing on standardization, streamlining and simplicity, horizontal trim, posture, buoyancy, proper balance in the water, use of less weight, proper fin techniques teaching divers how to minimize fin movement and effort while maximizing propulsion without silting or causing any physical damage to the reef or aquatic environment, while offering the diver proper and perfect horizontal trim/posture in the water and making the you more aware of your gear, your buddy, your air gauge and some basic dive rescue skills.

Poor buoyancy and trim result in damage to the aquatic environment due to carelessness and lack of awareness
Poor buoyancy and trim result in damage to the aquatic environment due to carelessness and lack of awareness

Using ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.

In the water, your DDS Instructor will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review and if you haven’t been subjected to more progressive diving, this is the perfect time to start learning how to dive in this millennia.

Contact  us today to get ReActivate Touch or ReActivate Online and start working through the scenarios. Or, download the PADI App to your tablet or mobile device (if you haven’t already) and purchase ReActivate Touch to get started immediately. Then, schedule your ReActivate water skills session.


Open Water Diver or higher who has been inactive for a period of at least 6 months

Divers who have been away from diving for decades should consider taking our full open water course over again.  It isn’t a requirement, but you likely are not going to be a progressive diver who has learned finesse and proper trim, posture and equipment configuration.  More likely you dive like the “what not to do divers” pictured above.  Please consider ReActivating and overhauling your existing knowledge of scuba diving.

To Learn more about Progressive Diving and newer diving techniques, have a look at the NTEC Course Outline and our DDS Student Diver PDF Diving has changed, shouldn’t your skills and knowledge?


There are 2 parts to the PADI reActivate program.  Part 1 is completed online with a supplied PIN Code for PC or iPad Touch.  Cost is $65 for the online portion, which includes your new reActivated PADI certification card re-certifying you at your highest level of certification.

Part 2 is the watermanship skills portion which covers you for a night in the pool with one of our PADI Divemasters , Assistant Instructors or Instructors $100 includes backplate/regulator set/tank and of course instruction and pool time.

What gear will you use?

You’ll use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD or learn how to dive with a more progressive diving harness a Backplate and a scuba tank. The exposure protection you need will depend on whether you dive in a pool, confined water or open water dive site. Our staff will explain other equipment you may need to ReActivate.

Where can I go from here?

Get back in the water with ReActivate:

  • Anywhere within your certification and comfort level
  • Sign up for a continuing education specialty course
  • Sign up for a new course like Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver
  • Sign up for a new Specialty Course with us
  • Sign up for some local diving trips with us
  • Book your next warm water dive destination with us