Scuba Dive Refresher - Refresh Your Skills

Scuba Dive refresher course Melbourne

Refresh your skills with PADI ReActivate and Academy of Scuba

Refresh your dive skills on our scuba dive refresher courses in Melbourne!

If it’s been a while since you went for your dive then we can easily get you back in the water and refresh your skills. Better still, with our active network of divers you won’t have a reason to be an inactive diver, so you won’t ever need a refresher again.

Our refresher programs reacquaint you with diving so that you’re back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day. This is also a great course if you’re going on a diving holiday somewhere and you need to brush up on those skills so you can maximise your time and enjoyment underwater whilst you’re away.

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PADI Instructor training scuba refresher in the pool

How Does It Work?

Scuba dive refreshers are conducted differently depending on how long you have been out of the water and how many dives you have logged. We conduct these sessions in conjunction with either our Open Water Diver courses (see dates for theory, pool and shore sessions) or guided shore dives. Please call us to discuss what kind of session would benefit you the most. A refresher course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Just haven’t scuba dived in a while and want to get familiar again
  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives
  • Are a PADI Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver

What you Learn

On your scuba dive refresher, you go over scuba diving knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area or on a shore dive. You review:

  • Safe diving practices
  • Dive planning fundamentals
  • Problem management
  • Breathing air at depth
  • Recreational dive planning

These are conducted on an Open Water Diver Course so while students are learning you will relearn everything.

If it hasn’t been too long since your last dive, or you did a fair bit of diving before you stopped you might be able to head out on a shore dive refresher. Please speak to staff for more information, or to see which format is right for you.



Do you want to get that bit more from your scuba dive refresher? We offer additional shore and boat dives to further consolidate your skills for an extra $50 – $90. We also offer private tuition for those who would prefer more one-on-one sessions, to get the most from your instructor. Please speak to Academy of Scuba staff today to see what’s best for your diving goals.



To enroll in our scuba dive refresher courses you must be:

12 years old and min. Open Water certified (or Junior OW) / be enrolled in a scuba certification course

Signed Liability Release and Statement of Safe Diving Practices

Medical Declaration form and Recreational Dive Medical if necessary

For a list of diving doctors please go to


Course Price and Duration


Optional upgrade: PADI ReActivate eLearning and certification cart – $75

We run our scuba dive refresher courses over 1 day, in either the pool or ocean, or both


Equipment Required

Being comfortable and safe when you’re diving is vital. For your scuba dive refresher course, we ask that you have your own mask, snorkel, boots and fins at a minimum. We highly recommend owning your own scuba equipment as well. Academy of Scuba offers equipment packages that save you money and set you up for the rest of your diving life – check them out online!

Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.


Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!


We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.



It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!

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Refresher Day

  • Refresher Shore Dive - 09:00 at Rye or Blairgowrie Pier - Full refresher dive covering the essential dive skills, including equipment set up, pre-dive checks, mask and buoyancy skills and a trim workshop.
  • Boat Dive - Timing tbc, depart Portsea Pier - A fun dive off the boats to put into practice everything you just refreshed and see some amazing marine life!

Certification card will need to be seen prior to dives. Equipment hire is additional. A diving medical questionnaire will need to be completed prior to diving and a dive medical obtained if necessary.

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