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SCUBA REFRESHERS PADI Re-Activate Program and Scuba Tune Up

The PADI ReActivate or Scuba Tune-Up with GO DIVE BRISBANE

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Refresher is just the what you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

This is particularly useful in Queensland, where local legislation requires divers need to complete a diving refresher if they have been out of the water for some time - pertaining to their experience (logbook as proof).

Here with Go Dive, to accommodate the state legislation, to dive with us you do need to show proof of recent diving relevent to your experience level. If you fall outside these timelines, you would need to participate in a refresher program prior to booking on our regular dive days/trips.

You need to complete a refresher if you fall into the categories below:

  •    4 - 8 logged dives -------------- over  6 Months absent from Diving
  •    9 - 25 logged dives ------------ over 12 Months absent from Diving
  •    25 logged dives or more ---- over 24 Months absent from Diving


 The Fun Part

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

What you Learn

You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training with the online eLearning program designed for PADI or Non-PADI divers.

For PADI Divers, the online program is called the 'Re-Activate' for other qualification agencies, it is termed the 'Scuba Tune-Up'. The vital information covered in both, however as non-PADI divers may not be familiar with PADI/SSI/NAUI  tables, the information in the Scuba Tune Up program is broader to com=ver the use of tables, but not brand specific. You will cover:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Problem management
  • Breathing air at depth
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge
  • Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning

Following the complettion of the online theory, you will meet your divemaster at our vessel a little earlier than normal, to review the knowledge, and gear assemly & disassembly procedures. After this you will head to North Stradbroke Island Marine Zone, where your first dive will be under the supervision of your divemaster, revisiting skills and competencies in a calm, sheltered dive site. After the dive is complete, you have the second dive to get the rest f the kinks out, and enjoy the marine life!


The Scuba Gear You Need

This course provides you with the online training program, your double dive aboard DiveQuest and your Divemaster for the day. Should you need to hire equipment, we offer great hire pricing to encourage you back into the world of diving. If you have your own equipment, please ensure it has been recently serviced to ensure its safety - if you have been absent from the water for awhile, it is possible that your equiment would be outside the recommended timeframe for manufacturer recommended servicing.

The equipment you require:

  • Mask & Snorkel (Snorkel required for divers to carry when diving in QLD)
  • Boots & Dive Fins (Close Heel fins are acceptable if suitable for scuba diving)
  • BCD
  • Regulator with Alternate Air Source/Octopus
  • Dive Computer (DiveQuest is a computer-required boat – each diver must have their own)
  • Wetsuit (We recommend a minimum 3mm in Summer, 5mm in Winter)
  • Tanks & Weights


If you require equipment hire, the above can be hired at a special rate to welcome you back to the dive world.

  • Tanks & Weights $12.50 (Normally $25)
  • Tanks & Weights, BCD, Regulator with Dive Computer $35 (Normally $70)
  • Top to toe hire (everything in bullet points above): $55 (Normally $110)


Please remember that in QLD we have the Code of Practice requirements of each diver carrying

  • Visual Signalling Device (eg - Safety Sausage/SMB)
  • Audible Signalling Device (Whistle/Air Horn)
  • Cutting Tool  (Knife/Shears/Line Cutter)


We do not include or these as hire items, as each diver is expected to carry these for their own safety and confidence. We have pack of all 3 items at a budget rate of $30 for a set that will not break the bank, and is yours to keep. Other options are available which you can peruse here:


The Learning Materials You Need

Quickly and effectively review scuba diving fundamentals with PADI’s eLearning program which will reorientate yourself to safety protocols & skills prior to getting back into the water. 

For example:

  • What are the five steps in a pre-dive safety check?
  • What is the maximum depth limit for all recreational diving?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of decompression sickness?
  • At 12meters/ 40 feet a diver runs out of air. Her buddy is more than 60 feet away, what should she do?

Correct answers will allow you to complete program quickly. For incorrect answers, you’ll read a brief explanation to help you understand the concept. To purchase this course, contact us at GO DIVE BRISBANE.


To take Refresher, you must have:

  • a recognised scuba diver certification
  • Be at least 12 years old (State Legislastion for age guidelines)



$299 includes:

  • PADI eLearning program either ReActivate or Scuba Tune-Up
  • Divemaster Fees - skills circuit & guided dives
  • Double Dive aboard MV DiveQuest in Moreton Bay Marine Park
  • ReActivate includes a PADI Replacement Certification Card
  • Scuba Tune-Up includes a PADI Decal for your certification card showing your refreshed status


You can start you online training any time, however to ensure we take you to suitable conditions and dive sites, we run the diving component of the Refreshers only on specific dates:

Contact us in store for more dates.


If you would like to book, you will need to complete a booking form and also complete a medical check prior to your Refresher. You can complete this check HERE: After this we need a copy of your certification cardIf you have further questions, please contact us via email or Mark on 0434 519 114 during the business hours below, and we can get you started!

Go Dive Brisbane is open 4 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm, you can also visit Go Dive Brisbane's web site at www.godive.com.au

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