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PADI ReActivate - Scuba Refresher

Your PADI certification does not expire, but if you haven't dived for 12 months or longer, you probably should refresh your skills and diving knowledge.

To refresh, you can

  • review and practice basic diving skills in the swimming pool

  • refresh your theory and knowledge by using PADI ReActivate Online/Touch program

You can do one or both of the above depending on how much refreshing you might need.

PADI divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skills review receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it. You can choose which PADI certification level card you want to replace as long as it is a diving certification.


A special PADI ReActivate card will be available for non-PADI divers taking the program. The card is not a certification card, but still acknowledges that the diver refreshed basic knowledge and skills.

PADI ReActivate


PADI ReActivate is a personalized refresher program for you: you review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then refresh your in-water dive skills with a PADI Professional in a swimming pool with a focus on good buoyancy control and emergency procedures. It all comes back quickly and prepares you to get ready for a diving vacation or for your next PADI course.



How long does it take?


The swimming pool session takes about 2-3 hours, and can be done after work hours. How quickly you go through the interactive theory part on your mobile phone or computer depends on you and how much revising you need: you proceed at your own pace.





The pool session we usually run at Chi Fu Fa Yuen swimming pool. It is a heated indoor swimming pool and available year round. The pool is located in Pok Fu Lam on Hong Kong island. Click here for the Chi Fu pool location on Google Maps.





To refresh, you need to be


  • a certified diver, or finished part of the Open Water Course

Currently, children under the age of 13 can not purchase the ReActivate Touch/Online due to the internet protection laws. Children under the age of 13 can refresh their knowledge by reviewing the Open Water Course videos and/or reading the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and refresh their dive skills by joining the in-water session.



Course fees


Knowledge Review (PADI ReActivate)

PADI ReActivate Touch/Online costs AUD93 (as of January 1, 2018) and is payable directly to PADI.


The PADI ReActivate online purchase gives you access to both the online (desktop/laptop) and tablet app (smart phone/tablet) versions of the program.


In-water skills refresher (per session):


Two or more enrolling at the same time:  HKD1,000 / person

One enrolling*                                       HKD1,200 / person


*) There may be other participants doing the review at the same time.

The course fee includes professional instruction, use of scuba equipment, tanks and weight belts used during the course and pool fees. Transportation to and from the pool is not included.



Things you need


You should bring swimsuit and towel and any dive gear you might have. If you don't have any dive gear, no problem. All the equipment you need will be at the pool.



How to sign up


You can start immediately by signing up to PADI ReActivate or by contacting us to schedule your pool session.

Been a while since you donned the scuba gear and dipped underwater? Feeling a little rusty? Look no further: PADI ReActivate is just the refresher course you need. It is a quick and easy way back into diving.


You don't need to be PADI certified to refresh your skills with us, the basic skills are the same regardless which agency you were trained with.

Scuba equipment check - Air on

Video - PADI ReActivate program gets you back into diving quickly.

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