Your PADI certification never expires. But, if you haven't dived in a while, we like you to be over-prepared instead of careless! 😊 Moreover, dive shops love to see a recent Re-Activated date on your certification card. It shows seriousness and commitment!
Re-Activate is an engaging and efficient way to refresh your scuba skills. Move quickly through topics you know well and deep dive into the ones where you need refreshing.
Schedule optional in-water practice with a dive professional. And receive a new card that recognizes your "Re-Activated" date!
- Refresh your skills before a trip
- Prepare for your next course
- Get an updated certification card
- Assemble a scuba unit
- Handle common problems
- Perform basic skills with ease
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Looking for a detailed explanation of what's involved with learning to scuba dive? This comprehensive article covers everything you need to know about scuba certification.
You can also review the frequently asked questions about learning to scuba dive at the bottom of this page.