PADi ReCertification gets you back to diving with confidence

PADI ReCertification

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Doing a PADI ReCertification with the ReActivate program is engaging, it’s a fun, efficient way to refresh your scuba skills. You can move quickly through topics you know well, and dive deeper on topics where your knowledge may have lapsed on. It is and interactive program between you and your PADI Instructor, PADI Master Instructor or even a PADI Course Director.

In Water Dive Sessions

In water practice with a dive professional is optional but I highly recommend it, plus it's the most fun while you get the most out of your refresher training. You'll be surprised at how much you enjoy it after a period of inactivity. 

 After completion you will receive a new card that recognizes your new "ReActivated" date. Check out PADI diver intro videos.

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Still not sure about ReCertification? 

Here are a few reasons you might want to consider about PADI ReCertification, also known as the PADI ReActivate Program or the PADI Refresher Course. 

Here are a few reasons you might want to consider about PADI ReCertification, also known as the PADI ReActivate Program or the PADI Refresher Course. 

1.) Covid is over (sort of) and you want to go on a dive vacation.

It’s been a while, and you want to have comfortable dives with no hassles or concerns about you ability, either from within or from outside. Anybody’s skills and comfort level can get rusty over a period of time. You’ve paid good money to get the most out of your vacation don’t let rusty dive skills or knowledge hold you back. 

2.) Looking at your gear, makes you nervous

Maybe you are having trouble remembering how to put your gear together. Which way does the BDC go on? What side of the body does your octopus belong? A PADI ReCertification can put you on the right path you can review everything with you Instructor and build your confidence. 

3.) Concerned about your skills - PADI ReCertification is the answer

You know what they say… “If you don’t use them you’ll lose them”

With the PADI ReCertification program you can practice all of your skills under the watchful and help eyes of a PADI instructor. You will go over critical skills like mask clearing, buoyancy control, breathing and underwater swimming techniques and more. 

4.) PADI ReCertification Maximizes Your Fun and Enjoyment

Instead of being focused on what you need to do and how you need to do it, you can be confortable and ready to have fun, avoid missing our on seeing  new and interesting creatures. By completing the PADI ReActivate program you will be ready to take advantage and be focused the wonderful diving with confidence without being overly focused on how you are diving. 

So Why ReActivate And Do ReCertification?

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As you know 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. Plus dive shops also appreciate seeing a recent ReActivated date on your certification card. 

Studies have shown that divers that have ReCertified are more prepared, are safer and have more fun than the ones that don't expecially if they go one step further and practice their rescue diver skills.

How long does it take?

With PADI eLearning you can learn on your own schedule, have a ton of flexibility, Meet with your Instructor Online to help you answer questions.

With your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile smart phone you can watch the videos of how to perform critical skills, and review you dive planning and safety procedures. Then you meet with your Instructor for 1 or more water sessions. 

You can complete water sessions where you can practice setting up gear, make ascents and descents and practice any your scuba skills you may be rusty on or forgotten. 

As an experienced dive instructor in Canada with thousands of dives I recommend doing a pool diving session then an open water dive to get the most out of your PADI ReCertification. 


PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver certification or proof of entry-level diver certification from another training organization with four open water dives

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Larry Wedgewood
Larry Wedgewood

I am a PADI Course Director and an avid scuba diver with thousands of dives logged. I started my Scuba Diving Career over 35 years ago on Vancouver Island, and since then diving has taken me to some extraordinary diving destinations around the world. While I still train divers I am also a Digital Business Development Consultant and the owner of My Webpros Digital.