PADI ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program

Exploring diving in the Andaman Islands is a magical experience. The best locations for scuba diving here are the south of Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep officially) and Neil Island (now known as Shaheed Dweep). Under its azure waters, you will be left spellbound by lovely sloping reefs, steep walls, sandy bottoms, coral gardens, and great pinnacles while scuba diving. The visibility is quite good here and can extend up to 130 feet (40 meters).

There are many unexplored as well as less-explored diving sites in the Andamans. Some of them are Dixon’s Pinnacle, walls and channels off Havelock Island, and various manta ray cleaning stations around Barren Island.

In order to refresh your scuba skills, the ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program is an engaging and efficient way. In this, you will be moving quickly through those topics you know well and will spend more time on the topics where your knowledge may have lapsed. You will be practicing in the water with a dive professional. And also, you will get a new card that states your new "ReActivated" date.

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While taking the ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program, you will:

  • 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

Top 10 effects to keep in mind while diving

  • Why you should take the ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program?

    Once you have earned your PADI certification, it will never expire. However, if there is a long gap since you have dived, then it is better to be over-prepared than risk a problem under the water. You don’t want to forget something important while you are scuba diving. A recent ReActivated date on your certification card is appreciated by dive shops as well.

  • Independent Study- PADI eLearning

    One can easily fit a scuba refresher course into a hectic routine with the help of PADI eLearning. The independent study part of the course can be completed whenever and wherever it’s convenient. Online or offline, you can work at your own pace using a mobile device or a computer. Also, you can talk to your instructor for in-water training and in case of any doubts.

    eLearning time commitment: 2-3 hours

  • At the dive shop- With your instructor!

    There is an optional water session in which you can practise setting up dive gear, make ascents and descents, etc. You can also review any scuba skills you may have forgotten.
    Prerequisites- PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver certification or proof of entry-level diver certification from another training organization with four open water dives Total time commitment: 2-6 hours Minimum age- 10 years or older Depth- 0

  • Medical requirements

    One should have a minimum level of health and fitness for scuba diving. In case of any chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery, one may have to get written approval from a physician before the dive. In order to avoid any hassle, you can download and review the Diver Medical form. With this, you can know before enrolling in a scuba course that you will not need a physician’s approval for diving. You should not ask for any medical advice from instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to scuba dive. In case of any confusion regarding medical fitness, you can contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

  • Prerequisites & Minimum Age

    Minimum age- 10 years
    Course prerequisites- Scuba Diver certification or proof of an entry-level certification with four training dives, such as Open Water Diver

  • Other costs & equipment

    Only the price of the online study course is included when you purchase ReActivate eLearning. There will be an additional cost if you choose to complete in-water skill practice with a PADI instructor. The charges will depend on class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent scuba diving equipment. For more details, contact Aqua Nomads, which is a 5-star PADI centre in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep).

Why you should take the ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program?

Once you have earned your PADI certification, it will never expire. However, if there is a long gap since you have dived, then it is better to be over-prepared than risk a problem under the water. You don't want to forget something important while you are scuba diving. A recent ReActivated date on your certification card is appreciated by dive shops as well.

Independent Study- PADI eLearning

One can easily fit a scuba refresher course into a hectic routine with the help of PADI eLearning. The independent study part of the course can be completed whenever and wherever it’s convenient. Online or offline, you can work at your own pace using a mobile device or a computer. Also, you can talk to your instructor for in-water training and in case of any doubts.

eLearning time commitment: 2-3 hours

At the dive shop- With your instructor

There is an optional water session in which you can practise setting up dive gear, make ascents and descents, etc. You can also review any scuba skills you may have forgotten.

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

Total time commitment: 2-6 hours

Minimum age- 10 years or older

Depth- 0

Medical requirements

One should have a minimum level of health and fitness for scuba diving. In case of any chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery, one may have to get written approval from a physician before the dive. In order to avoid any hassle, you can download and review the Diver Medical form. With this, you can know before enrolling in a scuba course that you will not need a physician’s approval for diving. You should not ask for any medical advice from instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to scuba dive. In case of any confusion regarding medical fitness, you can contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

Minimum age- 10 years

Course prerequisites- Scuba Diver certification or proof of an entry-level certification with four training dives, such as Open Water Diver

Other costs & equipment

Only the price of the online study course is included when you purchase ReActivate eLearning. There will be an additional cost if you choose to complete in-water skill practice with a PADI instructor. The charges will depend on class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent scuba diving equipment. For more details, contact Aqua Nomads, which is a 5-star PADI centre in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep).

Time commitment

  • PADI eLearning: 2-3 hours
  • Entire course: 2-6 hours

Available languages

English, Korean, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, and French. Contact your PADI Dive Center for information on other available languages.

System requirements

The online courses of PADI work on the browsers listed below: Ensure that your browser is updated to have the best experience.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 866 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS). 

After ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program

After refreshing your skills, you may want to keep improving and expanding your knowledge. In order to build new skills while exploring the underwater world, you can take PADI speciality courses. And if you are confused about which speciality to try, then the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is your best bet.

When to dive in the Andaman Islands?

The diving season in the Andamans generally begins from October/November and extends until May. The water temperature on the island is tropical, ranging from 80-84°F (27-29°C). there are some sites that experience down currents whereas some sites are usually calm with predictable drifts. 

How to get there

Take a flight to the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair from Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. Hop onto ferries to get to the other islands in the Andaman Islands from Port Blair.

Andaman and Nicobar Island is home to the richest marine life and the clearest underwater in India. While you are here, you have to go for one of the most incredible water sports in the waters of the island- scuba diving. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness its diverse underwater life. Before diving, the instructors will train you a bit in the shallow water and teach you the underwater signals for communication. Once you get accustomed, take the plunge! You will be amazed by the undiscovered underwater life that will unfold before your eyes. You will be completely comfortable and safe as expert divemasters will accompany you at all times. And if you want to cherish these awe-inspiring memories for life long, then don’t forget to take a picture or two while you are surrounded by fishes.

The Andaman Islands is the hub of popular water activities. Beyond the shallow waters above the shoreline, it offers the richest and diverse underwater life that presents a great world for the divers. The underwater currents are moderate. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there more often than not. Scuba diving is the greatest action that you can get in the Andaman Isles other than beach hopping and tasting the delicacy of seafood. October to May is considered the best time for diving here. However, one can indulge in a scuba diving experience around the year to see the gorgeous life under the water. You can look at and appreciate the treasure of corals!

Feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you indulge in scuba diving in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands!

This vibrant and tropical paradise is a hub of aqua sports, and thus if you are a sea lover or love water sports, then you have a lot to do in the Andamans. A vacation in the serene islands of the Andaman Islands will let you explore the ocean mysteries at their finest. The best thing is that you don’t need to be an expert in swimming. All you need is the enthusiasm and willingness to dive into the sea. If you want to have an enthralling experience, then the best time to travel to Andaman Island is post-monsoon, that is, from October/November to May. During this time, the sky is cloudless and the water is peaceful and safe. 

Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, the island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Its islands are famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise.

About Aqua Nomads

Located in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Aqua Nomads is a 5-star PADI facility. It is a trustworthy dive shop that offers fun dives as well as diving courses. Book your dive with its instructor to have the best diving experience ever.

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